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England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Citation of witnesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can be effected through the Writ of Subpoena Act 1805. Service is usually carried out by the police and a reasonable sum of money must be tendered to the witness to meet travelling expenses. In a situation where a witness in England, Wales or Northern Ireland is unlikely to attend voluntarily at court in Scotland then process can be issued under section 4(3) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Process) Act 1805 whereby a witnesses attendance at court in Scotland can be procured. The citation of witnesses will be carried out by the Procurator Fiscal.