Liverpool Echo overturns gagging order preventing it naming teenage murderer

The Liverpool Echo has overturned a court order banning it from naming a teenage murder.

Echo court reporter Chloe Griffiths informally approached the prosecution to request they ask the judge to lift the order which prevented the Trinity Mirror title from identifying 17-year-old, the Newspaper Society said.

Griffiths said: ‘It was essential that the defendants in this case be named. The judge realised straight away that there was a massive public interest in the case and that people had a right to know who they were.”

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