Thursday 17 December 2020 / 12:29 PM David Lammy

David Lammy responds to news that Crown Court trials are down nearly 75%

David Lammy MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the news that only 1,654 Crown Court trials were listed between July and September 2020 compared to 6,249 over the same period last year, said: 

“At every point in this pandemic, the government has been too slow to respond. 

“Instead of dithering throughout the Spring, it should have quickly rolled out Nightingale courts to allow trials to continue in a way that is safe. 

 “Victims of crime are being let down by delays to justice.”