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Disclosing the Truth

Almost all criminal cases start in magistrates' courts, but are those who appear before the bench getting fair treatment? Allan Urry investigates.

The Police and the Crown Prosecution Service have been accused of failing to disclose important information in several recent high profile sexual assault cases.

But Allan Urry asks if the current disquiet about disclosure should also extend to the Magistrates' Courts where almost all criminal cases start off. Some defence lawyers say evidence that could be helpful to their clients' cases is being with-held and are they're concerned that justice isn't always being served.

Reporter: Allan Urry
Producer: Alys Harte
Editor: Gail Champion.

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Almost all criminal cases start in magistrates' courts, but are those who appear before the bench getting fair treatment?

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