It was great to be joined by Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, on Thursday in a visit to Dover Magistrates' Court.
Chris and I toured the court, which deals with low level crimes in the Dover area. It is also where all criminal proceedings start. Latest statistics show that, in the past year, an incredible 14,000 plus criminal proceedings were completed in magistrates' courts in East Kent.
The team do a great job in swiftly providing justice on so many matters, from motoring offences to criminal damage. They help keep us safe in our community and ensure criminals are dealt with as quickly as possible. The Justice Secretary and I paid tribute to all their hard work in keeping our court system running smoothly.
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