Tag: Child witnesses
Use of recorded evidence for victims and witnesses extended to additional Crown Court centres in England and Wales
The Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (Commencement No. 18) Order 2020 (the “2020 Order”) expands the availability of recorded evidence to proceedings before the Crown Court in sixteen further locations (where the witness is eligible).
Judicial protocol: expedition involving witnesses aged under 10
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have signed up to follow a protocol to expedite cases involving witnesses aged under 10.