Chris Jefferies Wins: Tabloids’ Reporting Over Joanna Yeates Was Illegal
CHRIS Jefferies – the innocent man given the Full Robert Murat over the death of Joanna Yeates – was monstered in the press.
The press used and abused Joanna Yeates – here’s how.
As a result of that hideous reporting, The Sun and the Daily Mirror have been found guilty of contempt of court. The newspapers’ reporting contained “substantial risks to the course of justice“.
The Daily Mirror was £50,000 and the Sun £18,000. They must also pay costs.
Vincent Tabak, a 33-year-old Dutch national, has admitted killing Yeates.
Earlier this month, Jefferies was awarded a “substantial” libel payout and a public apology from the Sun, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Mail, Daily Star, Daily Express, Daily Record, and the Scotsman.
And the police…? Well, they played their part. Let’s see if they are brought to book…