It seems that the Attorney General is to consider whether the comments made at the Leveson Inquiry by Sue Akers, the Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the Met, may be prejudicial to any trials resulting from the investigation.
Ms Akers, who is leading the phone hacking investigation, said that there had been a “culture of illegal payments” at The Sun.
Prejudicial? Perhaps. But enough for contempt charges to be brought? The test is that there must be a substantial risk of serious prejudice. To our mind, if Ms Akers’ comments can be construed as such, so can much of the evidence thus far heard by Lord Justice Leveson.
Meanwhile, we learn that Lady Gaga has become the first person to have 20 million Twitter followers. We regret to say that we are not among them.
Mysterious image courtesy of Keoni Cabral.