Covid-19 has shut down almost half the criminal courts in England and Wales. Trials have been put on hold. Hearings are operating remotely.
Today, one family listened from their living room as their son’s killers were jailed at the Old Bailey. Fifteen-year-old Tashaun Aird was one of 149 victims of knife crime last year in London. He had warned his parents months earlier and his murder has led to a safeguarding review.