Commenting on research showing probation services are chronically understaffed, Shabana Mahmood said:
“These findings paint a vivid picture of a service in chaos. The Conservatives are failing to keep the creaking probation service properly staffed or managed effectively, and these shortfalls have dangerous consequences.
“Given the high-profile and tragic failures in the probation service, the Tories must sort this out urgently. Chronic understaffing points to a demoralised workforce and overstretched officers.”