Part of the reason is the Cardiff- based Wales News Service, which keeps permanent - and lucrative - watch for just such eventualities. It was a story by their court reporter, Michael Leidig, that all the national papers bought and ran last Friday night. Then the agency played a key role, about which it naturally does not want to go into detail, in the spirited rivalry between the tabloids to secure exclusive photo sessions with the juror and the man.
Are the news agencies in other parts of the country less lively? Or is Welsh justice just a little