Is there any reason you think they may not be able to ?
Yes, I believe it is not a power conferred to them and they are therefore unable to record a witness statement since they are not trained in this area.
Why should they be unable to take a witness statement?
Sorry if I am missing the point. You might be right but I can't see it at the moment.
I am sorry but I am asking the question and just require clarification on this matter under the Police Reform Act.
Yes, there are no prohibitions therein upon officers taking witness statements.
Officers regularly take S9 statements and nothing in the Reform Acts have rendered that unlawful.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Thank you for your response.