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Coronavirus: Interim CPS Charging Protocol between the National Police Chiefs' Council and Crown Prosecution Service

|Legal Guidance

The Covid-19 outbreak presents an unprecedented crisis for the Criminal Justice System in the UK. Courts are currently unable to start any new jury or summary trials and most current trials have had to be stopped because of problems over the attendance of victims, witnesses, defendants, advocates and jurors. This interim protocol sets out how charging should be managed by the police and the CPS by identifying three categories of cases.

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