June 15, 2005
Text messaging to cut witness time at court in Lincolnshire
Another example of how government is using text messaging.
Witnesses in criminal court cases in Lincolnshire can now be sent a text message when they are due to appear in court, reports eGov monitor.
"A new computer system called XHIBIT being introduced at Lincoln Combined court can reduce the time witnesses of crime spend waiting in court to give evidence.
"The technology saves time for witnesses including police officers, meaning they attend court only when they are needed. It could save 80,000 police days every year and mean more policing on the streets.
XHIBIT is now being rolled out across England and Wales, following a successful pilot at a Crown court in London last year."
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