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Who does what in a crown court?
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Witness Witness

Witnesses give evidence at a trial.

They can include the police as well as people who saw, or know something, to do with the crime. They must take an oath saying that they will tell the truth.

Defence witness
Anyone who was called to be a witness by the defendants legal team, because their evidence appears to show that the defendant didn't commit the crime.

Prosecution witness
Anyone who was called to be a witness by the prosecution, because their evidence appears to show that the defendant did commit the crime.

Character witness
Helps the jury understand what sort of person the defendant is.

Expert witness
Somebody who has expert knowledge that is called upon to explain things to the jury.


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