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Police and Justice Act 2006

Section 48: Appeals under Part 1 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968

389.Section 48 amends section 22 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 to enable the Court of Appeal Criminal Division, after taking account of any representations from the parties, to direct that an appellant in custody who is entitled to attend his appeal (whether by virtue of section 22(1) or leave given under section 22(2)) is to do so by way of a live link. “Live link” has the same meaning as in the new section 57A (3) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. The Court may rescind a live link direction at any time. Section 23(5) of the 1968 Act is amended to provide that an appellant may only give oral evidence over a link only if the direction expressly provides.

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