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Child victims of sex abuse will be spared the ordeal of giving evidence live in court, after the Government bowed to growing concerns about the aggressive treatment of young witnesses by defence lawyers.

 

Under a pilot scheme unveiled today, the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses to sex attacks and other serious crimes will, for the first time, take place in the absence of defendants and a jury.

 

Children facing questions from defence barristers will be filmed in pre-recorded sessions which can later be played to jurors during a trial


Via Ngozi Odochi (Godwell) Nwokocha