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The purpose of ss.32 and 32A Criminal Justice Act 1988 was to provide conditions most conducive to a child witness giving as full an account of events as possible without being affected by the upset, intimidation or trauma of appearing in court. There was a presumption under s.32A of the Act that a child's evidence would be given by video interview where available. There was no such presumption under s.32 of the Act in respect of evidence given by way of a television link.
DC (Latham LJ, Astill J)