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The incident giving rise to this allegation occurred in April 2019.

The courts do not have capacity to hear the trial until June 2021.

This is happening all over the country. These delays pre-existed Covid - the govt refuses to pay for enough courtrooms to open to hear trials.
Covid-19 presents severe problems to running Crown Court trials. Adjourning them is the right thing to do. But if the earliest that a court centre can accommodate an adjourned trial is a year away, something is going very wrong.

This is not a working justice system.
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