An England footballer has won a continuation of a High Court gagging order preventing the "misuse" of private information about him, the BBC reported today.
An injunction blocking publication of allegations about his private life was originally granted to the sportsman on 19 August.
The move came shortly after another England international player was granted a similar court order. The terms of the orders prohibit either of the footballers from being named. The latest ruling was made by Mr Justice Kenneth Parker, sitting in London.
The BBC says that before the proceedings went into private session, Hugh Tomlinson QC, for the footballer, stressed it was not a so-called super-injunction - one which even prevents publication of the fact an injunction has been granted.
He said: "It is an injunction which does not seek to conceal its own identity, but seeks to conceal the identity of the claimant and the defendant because it is an injunction which relates to private information."
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