In the Media

Is social media undermining the case for naming of suspects?

PUBLISHED February 18, 2016

Almost half the police forces in Britain are refusing to identify suspects for fear of breaching their privacy human rights, it was reported this week. The Daily Mail story prompted outcry — but no less than the recent naming of Lord Bramall and the late Sir Leon Brittan after their homes were raided over an alleged paedophile sex ring. In fact, they were not named by police: their names emerged through a jigsaw identification that linked arrest information and allegations in the public domain.

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