What's happening in the UK Crown Courts?
About 65% of the Crown Court backlog - 27,700 cases - are believed to be trials.
Delays worsened from the beginning of the UK pandemic because trials could not be safely held in court buildings, which often have very cramped conditions.
Today, there are 410 courtrooms able to hear cases across 79 Crown Courts. Of those, only 290 are deemed safe to hold jury trials. That does not mean that all are able to be used at any one time.