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Court clerk turns to Google to fill interpreting gap

PUBLISHED March 2, 2012

A court has resorted to web translation to communicate with a defendant as the fiasco over the government?s new interpreting regime continues to disrupt hearings.

Ipswich criminal solicitor Andrew Cleal told the Gazette that the clerk at Ipswich Magistrates? Court was this week forced to handwrite in Lithuanian details of a defendant?s next hearing after finding the words with Google Translate.

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