May backs suspect anonymity

Criminal suspects who have been arrested should not normally be named until they are charged, the Home Secretary has said.

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Lawyer: Wider public interest is that justice is served

The subject of whether people who are arrested on suspicion of a crime should be given anonymity is an issue which has been highlighted by the Home Secretary.

Media Lawyer Mark Stephens, who represented wrongly accused former TV presenter John Leslie told Daybreak:

"John Leslie was the subject of a gross miscarriage of justice in the sense that he was wrongly accused from the start and rightly found innocent, but the key thing here we have to look at what is the wider public interest, the wider public interest is justice is served."

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