More offenders will have to meet their victims and apologise before being sentenced under a rapid expansion of restorative justice unveiled today.
The Ministry of Justice will reveal that an extra £1 million will be made available to provide more restorative justice schemes throughout the UK.
The additional money will result in around up to 20,000 more restorative justice cases a year, the The Ministry of Justice have said.
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Cloud and outbreaks of rain will ease away eastwards during the morning, clearing the east coast around midday with sunny spells developing.
Police and emergency services are attending the scene.
Rebel-held east remains at risk while the pumping station supplying the western part of the city is once again in operation.