Briffett v Director of Public Prosecutions; Bradshaw v Director of Public Prosecutions: QBD 6 Nov 2001

A bare order restricting reporting under the section was too vague to allow a later prosecution for contempt. Crook had established that the court must specify just what restrictions are to apply.


Lord Justice Laws and Mr Justice Newman


Times 26-Nov-2001, [2002] EMLR 12


Children and Young Persons Act 1933 39(1) 39(2)


England and Wales


AppliedEx parte Crook CA 1995
A criminal court trying parents for the manslaughter of one child and cruelty to three others had made an order under section 39 prohibiting the identification of the surviving children. The judge expressed the view that identifying the parents or . .

Cited by:

CitedGazette Media Company Ltd. and Others, Regina (on the Application Of) v Teeside Crown Court CACD 26-Jul-2005
The claimants appealed an order restricting their reporting of a criminal case so as to identify the defendant.
Held: Orders preventing the naming of a defendant in order to protect associated children are unlikely to enhance any child . .
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Children, Media, Contempt of Court

Updated: 26 May 2022; Ref: scu.166857