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Meriden MP Caroline Spelman loses injunction battle

A HIGH Court judge has refused to continue an injunction won by the teenage son of Meriden MP Caroline Spelman.

A HIGH Court judge has refused to continue an injunction won by the teenage son of Meriden MP Caroline Spelman.

Last month, the family secured a gagging order to prevent the Daily Star Sunday from publishing a story about 17-year-old Jonathan’s private life.

At the original hearing, the courts said that the story was not “sufficiently in the public interest” to be published.

But last week the order was overturned by Mr Justice Tugendhat, who ruled that allowing it to continue was not “necessary or proportionate”.

However, it will remain in force until at least this afternoon (Friday), as the family now has the right to challenge the judge’s decision at the Court of Appeal.

The High Court heard that the Spelman family, who live in Dorridge, have already incurred legal costs of £60,994.

 

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