Press Gazette reports:
The outgoing editor of the Journal in Newcastle has been fined £1,600 after his newspaper breached an anonymity order.
Brian Aitken, who it was this week announced will be leaving the Journal, pleaded guilty to a charge of having breached the order in a report which appeared in the newspaper in May last year.
District Judge Stephen Earle at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court decided an editor is a person who can be prosecuted in relation to an alleged breach of an anonymity order made by a magistrates’ court under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.
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