Dozens of flexible court pilots that will speed up cases and help modernise criminal justice services have been unveiled by Justice Minister Damian Green.
The Minister made the announcement during a visit to Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Magistrates' court.
Flexible courts will include:
Justice Minister Damian Green said:
'We want the justice system to respond further and more effectively to the needs of victims, witnesses and the local community. I am extremely pleased that thousands more people up and down the country will benefit from flexible courts in their communities.
?This is one part of our drive to create a swifter, surer and more flexible justice system for all.'
Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Magistrates' court is operating extended hours and uses video-links so suspects can appear in court from the prison where they are held. It held its first Sunday court pilot on 7 October.