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Jury service age limit extended; UKBULLETINS.

PEOPLE up to the age of 75 will be able to sit on juries in England and Wales, according to plans announced by the justice minister.

The plan to raise the upper age limit of jurors from 70 to 75 is part of a drive to make the criminal justice system more reflective of modern society, the Ministry of Justice said.

Criminal Justice Minister Damian Green said: "The right to be tried by your peers is, and remains, a cornerstone of the British Justice system laid down in the Magna Carta almost 800 years ago. Our society is changing and it is vital that the criminal justice system moves with the times."
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 21, 2013
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