Gwent Police to get video link for court evidence
6:10pm Friday 4th January 2013 in Gwent news
GWENT police will soon be able to give evidence in court via video link.
The Ministry of Justice is rolling out the service to 13 areas, including Gwent, which will mean officers will no longer have to attend court in person.
In the past year around 75,000 video appearances took place during criminal cases resulting in savings in transport costs and a reduction in prisoner movements. As a result of live links an estimated 300 police hours were saved.