The number of criminal cases dropped in England and Wales due to lack of evidence has risen – despite a fall in the number of cases brought.

Insufficient proof saw criminal proceedings against 52,288 people abandoned in 2014-15, compared with 38,132 in 2012-13.

It was equivalent to about one in 10 defendants, according to Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) data.

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