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Trial plan worries
8:50am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
PROPOSALS to hold most of Wiltshire’s criminal trials in Chippenham could mean extra stresses for victims and witnesses, the Police and Crime Commissioner has said.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service is considering the suggestion which it says will result in cases being dealt with more efficiently and give clerks the ability to list trials on three consecutive days at one courthouse.
Angus Macpherson said: “Most victims and witnesses find appearing in court very stressful and long journey times will only add to that stress, as well as increase the possibility of non-attendance at trials.”