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Crime case backlog in magistrates' courts almost doubled in lockdown

The backlog in criminal cases in magistrates court almost doubled during four months of lockdown, according to CPS figures.

Crime case backlog in magistrates' courts almost doubled in lockdown

Date - 22nd October 2020
By - Chloe Livadeas
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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today published its quarterly prosecution data. It showed the live prosecution caseload in magistrates’ courts stood at 64,201 at the end of March but had risen to 123,287 by the end of June. The total...
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