Law Goes After Sun And Mirror For Their Monstering Of Chris Jefferies: Tabloids Face Contempt Of Court Charges
CHRISTOPHER Jefferies was monstered in the press. Before Vincent Tabak was charged with the murder of Joanna Yeates in Bristol, Jefferies was in the news media’s crosshairs. Attorney General Dominic Grieve noticed the odious reporting. He alleges the Sun and Mirror were in “in contempt of court“. He is seeking “order for committal or other appropriate penalty“. The papers deny the charge.
Grieve says the reporting presented “substantial risk of serious prejudice” to any trial Mr Jefferies might have faced.
Mr Jefferies is “entirely innocent“. Taback has admitted killing Yeates.
The irony is that the Sun sought to own Jo Yeates, slapping their logo on her posters. The allegation is that in making a song and dance about justice for Jo, the Sun might have robbed the victim of the very thing it claims to hold so dear…