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Vulnerable victims to be given court video protection

Child victims of crime and vulnerable adults are to be protected from appearing in court, as part of a government pilot.

The plans for England and Wales, first proposed almost 25 years ago, will mean witnesses can be questioned on video before trials begin.

It comes amid concerns that some child witnesses have been treated with hostility in sexual abuse trials.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 11 Jun 2013