Nurse killed to be centre of attention: Media told to explain

REPRESENTATIVES of the Guardian, the Observer and the Lincolnshire Echo newspapers and BBC Television's Look North have been told to explain to the judge items of background information and comment about the Allitt case which they published while the jury was still considering verdicts.

Mr Justice Latham had ordered that publication of such material could prejudice the trial. The Guardian wrote an editorial about the case four days before the jury came back, the Observer linked Allitt to Munchhausen Syndrome and Look North and the Lincolnshire Echo ran background articles.

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