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Hundreds of court cases failing

Figures show that almost 200 court cases in London are dropped or delayed every week because of prosecution failings.

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£30,000 a week wasted on legal costs

  • Over 23 thousand cases in London's Crown and Magistrates courts were dropped or delayed last year
  • More than 9,000 were dropped because of prosecution and court failings - that's 40%
  • Wasting an estimated £1.6 million annually or £30,000 a week in legal and judicial costs

Source: GLA Conservatives.

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