MoS facing contempt charge over murder trial interview

A newspaper is to be prosecuted for contempt of court after publishing an interview with a witness in a pending murder trial.

Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Mail on Sunday, the newspaper’s editor, Peter Wright, and journalist Allan Caldwell are being prosecuted over an interview with a witness in the case of Polish student Angelika Kluk, whose body was found in St Patrick’s Church in Glasgow on September 29.

Peter Tobin, of no fixed address, has been charged with murdering Ms Kluk, and is due to stand trial next month.

The Crown Office said the decision to prosecute follows “the publication in the Mail on Sunday on February 4 2007 of material relating to a witness in the ongoing case against Peter Tobin”.

It also warned, in guidance to editors, that the case was active for the purposes of the Contempt of Court Act, and cautioned against speculation.

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