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Speed cases flawed.

Nearly all speed camera prosecutions are based on inadmissible evidence and can therefore be thrown out, according to Motor Cycle News.

Defendants are not given evidence on time and camera scheme organisers are breaching the 1967 Criminal Justice Act by not providing a photo or video evidence of an offence at least seven days before a trial, said MCN.

IT news editor, Tony Carter, said MCN has contacted the three biggest areas which run the speed camera partnerships and each one said evidence was not automatically submitted to defendants before trials, which meant that each has potentially been bringing prosecutions based on inadmissible evidence.

Mr Carter added: "All the partnerships said `Evidence isn't automatically submitted'."

Top traffic lawyer Nick Freeman said: "Most of the prosecuting authorities go to court without producing the photo, and so there's no admissible evidence as to what the speed is."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 3, 2006
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