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Chaos in the courts as justice system rushed to restore order

PUBLISHED July 3, 2012

The phone rang at 2.30am on Wednesday 10 August. Alison Saunders, chief crown prosecutor for London, was woken by an urgent plea for an extra prosecutor. Security vans were queuing around the block at Highbury Corner magistrates court, waiting to deliver prisoners to already overcrowded cells.

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