Discussing the trial

Do not discuss the trial with anyone until it’s finished, except with other jury members in the deliberation room.

After the trial you must not talk about what happened in the deliberation room, even with family members. You can talk about what happened in the courtroom.

Do not post comments about the trial on social media websites like Facebook or Twitter - even after the trial’s finished. This is contempt of court and you can be fined or sent to prison.

If anyone approaches you about the trial

Tell a court officer if you’re approached about the trial. If you’re approached outside court, tell a police officer.

If you find the trial distressing

You may be upset by the trial and want to speak to someone privately. Speak to court staff - they’ll give you advice.

For emotional support speak to your GP to find out what support is available. You can also contact the Samaritans - although they cannot give advice.