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Jury age limit to be raised to 75 in England and Wales

The upper age limit for jurors in England and Wales is to be raised from 70 to 75, the government has announced.

The move is part of Ministry of Justice plans to make the system more inclusive and to reflect modern society.

Currently only people aged 18 to 70 are eligible to sit as jurors.

Clive Coleman reports.

  • 20 Aug 2013