Where it was alleged that a contempt of court had been committed either by or affecting a jury or juror in the Crown Court, it was not open either to the alleged contemnor or the Attorney-General to elect to have the allegation determined by trial on indictment. The correct procedure, unless dealt with summarily by the Crown Court of its own motion, was for the Attorney-General to commence proceedings for contempt under Order 52 of the Rules of the Supreme Court.

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