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Short Update: New guidance issued for prosecutors and investigators in response to Coronavirus outbreak

FairTrialsAdmin - April 6, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Remote Justice, Delayed or accelerated proceedings, Access to a lawyer

The UK’s National Police Chiefs Council, prosecution service, and bodies representing legal professionals in England & Wales have issued a joint guidance to help prosecutors and investigators decide whether suspects should be subject to police interviews during the coronavirus outbreak. 

The guidance recognised that under certain circumstances, interviews may need to be postponed, or even dispensed with altogether, and includes the use of virtual interviews, or written statements in lieu of in-person statements. 

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