A ruling at a preparatory hearing under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, allowing the prosecution to read at a criminal trial the evidence of a witness pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.116(2)(c), could not be upheld, as further enquiries as to why the witness had changed his mind about giving evidence and refused to give evidence via video-link were reasonably required.

[2006] EWCA Crim 197

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