Thursday 19 February 2009

Judge restricts reporting of 'Dad at 13' story

A High Court judge has imposed reporting restrictions on the story of "Dad at 13" Alfie Patten, Press Gazette has reported.
The order, made by Mrs Justice Baron in the Family Division, does not prevent publication of details already in the public domain, but bans the revelation of any new information.
On Friday, The Sun published a front-page splash following the birth of a baby girl to 15-year-old Chantelle Stedman in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
East Sussex County Council has contacted the Press Complaints Commission which has launched its own inquiry into claims that payments have been made by The Sun and the People to members of Alfie Patten's family. A council spokesman said : "We believe the interests of the children are not being well-served by the current media coverage."

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