Paper wins in court again

By Sarah Lagan

The Cambridge Evening News has overturned its second section 39 order in three weeks.

The paper was covering the case of 16-year-old convicted in a drugs conspiracy at Cambridge Crown Court.

Junior
Kelenda assisted a 19-year-old dealer on a city council estate and the
judge said the youth was dishing out crack cocaine and heroin as if he
was operating as a pizza delivery service.

Editor Murray Morse
cited the public interest and deterrent issues, arguing the public had
a right to know the identity of the boy.

Morse said: “The judge
rightly recognised that even though Kelenda was just 16, he was heavily
involved in pushing crack cocaine and heroin.”

Last month, the newspaper overturned a Section 39 order on a ninemonth- old baby in a child neglect case.

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