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“Whoever the victim, and whatever the crime, we will always put them first and give the best possible support, care and advice”

Support at Court

Going to Court

If you have been the victim of crime or witnessed a crime, you may be required to attend court as a prosecution witness.

Having to appear at court can be quite daunting and difficult especially if it is your first time, however Victims First Northumbria can ensure you have the appropriate support and guidance that you need. Our Victim Care Co-ordinators can provide support throughout the journey from the first court hearing and beyond should you feel the need

Support at court  If your case is going to court your Victim Care Co-ordinator will get in touch and provide information about if you are required to go to court and when this will be. We will agree a contact plan with you up until the date of court.

Responding to your needs – The Victim Care Co-ordinator will make sure you if need special measures when you are at court that this has been discussed with you. This might include screens, tv links to make giving evidence easier for you. They will also discuss referring you for a pre-trial visit so you can familiarise yourself with the court beforehand.

Attending court – On the day of court, the Victim Care Co-ordinator will make sure there is someone from the witness service there to meet you and support you on the day if you need it.

The outcome – After court you will be provided with information about the outcome and offered any additional support you might need.

To see what happens during a court case and to find out more about each stage of the process visit our Interactive Courtroom Facility below and read the FAQS (coming very soon)

Court addresses in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland

Gateshead Magistrates’ Court, Warwick Street, Gateshead, NE8 1DT. 0191 477 5821

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Newcastle Magistrates Court, Market Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6XA.  0191 232 7326

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North Tyneside Magistrates Court, Tynemouth Road, North Shields, NE30 1AG.  0191 296 0099

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South East Northumberland Magistrates Court, Schalksmuhle Road, Bedlington, NE22 7LX.  01670 531100

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South Tyneside Magistrates Court, Millbank, Secretan Way, South Shields, NE33 1RG6.  0191 455 8800

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Sunderland Magistrates Court, Gillbridge Avenue, Sunderland, SR1 3AP.  0191 514 1621

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Newcastle Crown Court, The Law Courts, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3LA.  0191 201 2000

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Newcastle Moot Hall, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1RQ. 0191 2012000

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