Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of (1) TRINITY MIRROR PLC (2) TIMES NEWSPAPERS LTD (3) NEWS GROUP NEWSPAPERS LTD (4) NEWSQUEST LTD) (Appellants) v CROYDON CROWN COURT (Respondent) & (1) A (2) B (CHILDREN) (BY THE OFFICIAL SOLICITOR) (Interveners) (2008)

PUBLISHED February 1, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 50

The Crown Court had no jurisdiction to make an order restraining the identification of an individual convicted of child pornography offences in order to protect his children because such an order was not incidental to its jurisdiction as it did not relate to his trial, conviction or sentence and therefore was not within the ambit of the Supreme Court Act 1981 s.45(4).

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Igor Judge (President QB), Sir Mark Potter (President Fam), Wilson LJ, Hallett LJ, David Clarke J)