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 August 11, 2009  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

The reporting restrictions which protected the identity of the mother of Baby Peter were lifted today after a ruling by a high court judge who said it was a necessary move to maintain public confidence in the judicial system.

The decision by Mr Justice Coleridge to withdraw the protection of anonymity from Tracey Connelly and Baby Peter’s stepfather, Steven Barker, followed pressure from several major media organisations, including the BBC, the Mirror Group, and the Times, who argued that this was important to ensure that those who caused the toddler’s death were being properly held to account.

Read more in The Guardian.

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