Monday 23 May 2011

Sun fails to get footballer's gagging order lifted

Lawyers acting for the Sun failed today to overturn a privacy injunction brought by a Premier League footballer to stop the paper writing about his private life.

The Sun reports: "A judge today refused to scrap a draconian injunction preventing The Sun from identifying the Prem star who romped with Big Brother's Imogen Thomas."

Before the hearing, a Sun spokesman said: "Following publication on the front page of a Scottish newspaper it is clear this injunction is unworkable.

"When the Prime Minister says on breakfast television that he knows the identity of the footballer, it is time for the courts to do the right thing and end a situation where readers of some newspapers but not others are allowed to know the worst kept secret in the country."

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