21 May 2019

No charges over name suppression in Grace Millane case

From Morning Report, 8:17 am on 21 May 2019

The police haven't charged anyone with revealing the identity of the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane. In the days after his first court appearance, top lawyers, judges and the police warned the public that naming the man while there was a suppression order in place was illegal. Despite this, the man's name and photograph spread on social media in the days and weeks after his first appearance - and police still haven't charged anyone. RNZ court reporter Anneke Smith has the details.