Sun article - Contempt documentation

Natasha Jackson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Attorney General's Office

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Attorney General's Office.

Dear Attorney General’s Office,

on 5/6 April 2018, the national newspaper "The Sun" posted an article online (and I assume also printed it in their print edition) titled "DON'T CHARGE HIM: Join The Sun to demand an end to murder probe into hero OAP Richard Osborn-Brooks, accused of stabbing serial burglar".

As of this date, the article is still available at https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5984919/pe...

According to what I have heard, several people have contacted your office to enquire whether this is not a contempt of court and what the Attorny General intends to do about this. Please could you disclose the full file you hold on this matter (i.e. any complaints received and any subsequent records). I am, of course, happy for the names of any members of the public, or junior AGO staff, to be redacted.

Yours faithfully,

Natasha Jackson

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

Thank you for contacting the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

Please note the Attorney General provides legal advice to the government
and is unable to give legal advice, assistance or support to individuals.
The Attorney General does not have investigatory powers.

 

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AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

3 Atodiad

Dear Natasha,

 

Thank you for your request to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

 

The AGO will respond within the deadlines as set out in the FOI
legislation.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

[1]cid:image005.png@01D3DB1A.E1F74E30 FOI Officer
E:
[2][email address]
T: 020 7271 2492
5-8 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JS
[3]Twitter_Logo_Blue@[4]attorneygeneral
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

AGO Correspondence, Attorney General's Office

4 Atodiad

Dear Ms Jackson,

 

Please see the attached response to your FOI request.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

 

[1]cid:image005.png@01D3DB1A.E1F74E30 FOI Officer
E:
[2][email address]
T: 020 7271 2492
5-8 The Sanctuary, London, SW1P 3JS
[3]Twitter_Logo_Blue@[4]attorneygeneral
| [5]gov.uk/ago
Making law and politics work together at
the heart of the UK constitution

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

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