Criminal Evidence Act 1992

F19 [ Matters to be taken into account under sections 13, 14 and 14A regarding victims

14AA

14AA. The court, in deciding

(a) whether to grant leave under section 13(1A) for a victim to give evidence through a live television link,

(b) whether, under section 14(1A) , the interests of justice require that it direct that questions be put to the victim through an intermediary, or

(c) whether, under section 14A(2) , the interests of justice require that it direct that a screen or other similar device be positioned, in an appropriate place, so as to prevent the victim from seeing the accused when giving evidence,

shall have regard to the need to protect the victim from secondary and repeat victimisation, intimidation or retaliation, taking into account

(i) the nature and circumstances of the case, and

(ii) the personal characteristics of the victim. ]