Certain people can be required to attend court or a police station. In some circumstances a person whose attendance is required at court can be arrested and brought to court if they do not attend even if they are not on bail.
If a person is on bail it is a criminal offence to not turn up to court or the police station on time.1
While a child’s attendance can occur over a video link, for instance where the child lives very far from court, the Youth Justice Board does not consider live links suitable for trial, sentencing or appeal hearings.
- 1. Section 6 of the Bail Act 1976