Costa Blanca courts will take statements via video conference from tomorrow

VIDEO CONFERENCING: The move is to reduce risk of COVID19 infection.

AS of tomorrow, the courts of Alicante will take statements from detainees by video conference for the duration of State of Alarm to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.

The Dean Judge of Alicante, Cesar Martinez, approved the move after test sessions this morning.

The aim of the Provincial Court is that these statements by video conference will be extended to all judicial offices in the province.

As such, detainees can make their statements directly from the police station, and that their lawyers can also assist them remotely, without any of them having to go to the courthouse, avoiding unnecessary risks of further contagion.

The courts are practically closed and only the most urgent matters are being attended to, including the taking of statements from detainees.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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