Why Media Law is important: – Useful reminder of the dangers of naming victims and witnesses in legal cases

While this not a cases of an accidental naming by the media it is worth noting how serious the issue is taken.

Three arrested after rape victim named on Twitter

26 April 2012

By PA Media Lawyer

Three men have been arrested as part of the investigation into the naming on Twitter of the victim in the Ched Evans rape case, police said today.

Evans, a Sheffield United footballer, was jailed for five years last week for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

Two of the men have been arrested under the Section Five of the Sexual Offences Amendments Act and the other is being held on suspicion of malicious communication, police said.

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(posted by PL)

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