Does the need for sensation justify the public’s right to be informed? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 14th, 2013 in anonymity, media, news, public interest, victims by sally

“The need for sensation alone has placed Jimmy Tarbuck’s name in the press for being questioned regarding an alleged sexual offence dating back to the 1970s. Jimmy Tarbuck is one of a seemingly never-ending stream of household names being questioned regarding historic sexual offences. Jimmy Tarbuck has merely been questioned. We do not know what the evidence is against him but we know it is insufficient at present to sustain a criminal charge. Why then are we even aware of this story?”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 13th May 2013