Police and witnesses to give video evidence in Plymouth courts
Police officers and vulnerable witnesses are to give evidence in Devon and Cornwall courts via video link from this year.
The Ministry of Justice is to install live-link video to enable police and witnesses to give evidence without visiting courts in 13 areas across the country - including Devon and Cornwall.
The technology is already in use in Essex, London, Kent, Cheshire, South Wales, Hertfordshire and the West Midlands.
In the last year there have been 75,000 video appearances in court saving 300 police hours.
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The system is to be rolled out across Avon and Somerset, Cambridgeshire, Sussex, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Dorset, Northamptonshire, Devon and Cornwall, Wiltshire, North Wales, Gwent, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Evidence could be given from police stations and other public or local auithority buildings.
At present, it is only usual for prisoners to appear in court via video-link in Plymouth - saving the resource and expense of transferring them to court for routine hearings.