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Media Encourages Ian Huntley Slasher To Commit Crime

by | 22nd, March 2010

NORMALLY to be included in a round-up of stories such as the Soham Killer’s Throat Slashing The Northern Echo‘s coverage deserves special mention.

In pictures: The Soham Case & Investigation

It is a fine example of a provincial newspaper encouraging civil servants to throw caution to the wind and risk incarceration for breaking the Official Secrets Act 1911 as amended 1989.

Soham killer’s throat cut in North prison

Is the straightforward banner headline in this morning’s edition

Soham murderer Ian Huntley is in hospital tonight after his throat was cut by a fellow inmate in Frankland Prison.

The Ministry of Justice said Huntley was attacked in the County Durham prison, where he is serving two life sentences for murdering schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, this afternoon.

Reports suggested his throat had been slashed, but his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

The double killer is studying law in the hope of launching a bid to win his freedom.’

In pictures: Soham Murders

Then!

* DO you know Huntley’s attacker? Call the newsdesk on 01325 505065.

Note to sub-editors…you can’t do that! It’s known as an incitement to commit a felony, even an action contrary to the provisions of the Official Secrets Act.

Justice Secretary Jack Straw would not be amused.

Whoops!

This could be construed as aiding and abetting a crime.

Let’s just keep it to ourselves. Eh?

In pictures: The Soham Case & Investigation



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