The BBC reported today that West Midlands Police sent members of staff to Birmingham Magistrates’ Court to Tweet cases during the course of the morning.
Ch Supt Stephen Anderson said there had been a decline in court reporting in recent years.
He said the initiative was designed to make the public more aware of the cases police deal with.
The force sent its own staff into court for a morning on Tuesday to cover the cases and post them online minutes after they had concluded.
Are newspapers still sending people to cover court on a regular basis or are only the high profile cases covered?