Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Non-U.S.

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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