Monday 24 January 2011

CPS to seek meeting with editors on contempt

Northern Echo editor Peter Barron, who has blogged about whether the contempt laws only apply to the local and not the national press, met with Crown Prosecution Service officials today.

He has described the meeting as "constructive" on his blog and says:"With the nationals seemingly allowed to drive a coach and horses through the law in relation to prejudicing trials, editors need to know where they stand.

"The CPS has agreed to try to set up a meeting of editors and court officials to try to find a clearer way forward. I look forward to it."

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