DPP warns media:Don't prejudice trial
Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard yesterday warned of contempt of court proceedings should the media publish any material which is likely to prejudice the fair trial of Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne and CCN TV6.
In a press release issued last night, Gaspard said it is quite evident the circumstances surrounding the investigation of the matters before the court have evoked and attracted tremendous public interest and he reminded the media to be mindful of the sub judice matters.
"To do otherwise would constitute an unwelcome and unfortunate interference with the due administration of justice and may properly provide a sufficient basis upon which a citation for contempt may be fastened.
"I harbour every confidence that you, as a pivotal member of the Fourth Estate and a critical player in our fledgling democracy, will responsibly carry out your mandate," Gaspard said.