The prosecutor will advise the police officer of the further material required.
This advice will also bring an early conclusion to those cases that cannot be strengthened by further evidence.
For a full explanation of the evidential and public interest stages, see The Code for Crown Prosecutors: The Full Code Test.
Prosecutors and police decision makers must be satisfied that there is enough evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction against each suspect on each charge.
This built on the benefits of streamlined processes to deliver more responsive and proportionate charging services.
The Code for Crown Prosecutors advises that any charging decisions should: for prosecution if they have already received one or more out-of-court disposals, the offence is serious, or the youth has not admitted the offence and, therefore, specific out-of-court disposals cannot be given or are not appropriate.
The charging decision should be recorded on the MG3/3A forms.
The Threshold Test is not a shortcut to obtaining a charging decision to place offenders before a court quickly.
This allows the police to charge the suspect and bring them before a court in custody without applying the Full Code Test.
There are strict criteria for applying the Threshold Test.