Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Gagging & The Guardian

ROCHDALE's Council has said that legal action may be taken against the Guardian which recently breached the ban on reporting the Serious Case Review report into Rochdale's sexual grooming scandal.  The report was distributed to all the media last Thursday with the strict guidelines that it could not be made public until 10am on Saturday.  Yet the Guardian informed the Rochdale Council that it would publish details from the report on Thursday night.  Last Saturday's Rochdale Observer reported:  'This prompted calls from Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board and the council "ferociously" defending the embargo and threatening legal action.'

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