The police are to reinstate the use of video remand hearings (VRM) after government funding, the Law Society has confirmed.
Police forces withdrew from holding VRM in their custody suites in October after running out of cash.
After months of lobbying, voicing concerns with HM Courts and Tribunals Services (HMCTS) and others, including the lord chancellor and lord chief justice, HMCTS recently confirmed that some police stations and courts have now reverted to holding remand hearings via cloud video platform.
HMCTS can now operate VRH for all defendants in police custody at Durham, Derbyshire, Devon and Cornwall, Norfolk, Suffolk and Gloucestershire.
The courts operating VRH for these forces are Norwich...