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I am a witness to a crime. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) wants me to attend a pre-trial interview; can I claim expenses for travel costs?

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) may decide to conduct a pre-trial interview with a witness. Pre-trial interviews are used to assess the reliability of their evidence or to better understand complex evidence. Such interviews can enable CPS to reach a better informed decision about the case. You do not have to attend a pre-trial interview with CPS; your attendance is voluntary.

You will be reimbursed for any expense reasonably incurred in attending a pre-trial interview. This may include the expenses of a supporter.

A Code of Practice has been created to support the process for pre-trial interviews. A copy of this Code of Practice can be viewed via the CPS website in related links.

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