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Two more crown court trials without a jury may be held, just over a month after the first juryless trial for centuries.
The applications were lodged after a trial in March, when four men were convicted of armed robbery by a judge, because of fears of jury tampering.
It was the first Crown Court criminal trial in England and Wales to be held without jurors for more than 350 years.
Critics called it an attack on a basic democratic right.
"Our jury trial system should not be undermined by any suspected intimidation and jury tampering.
"And we will continue to apply for a trial without a jury when we have evidence that justice would not be served otherwise."
a "judge only" trial if there is a "real and present danger" that jury tampering would take place, and any reasonable protective measures proposed by the police are insufficient to meet the threat.
what point are you trying to make by comparing the trial cost to the proceeds of the robbery ?