Tina Malone admits contempt of court

Royal Courts of Justice

Tina Malone has admitted that she is guilty of contempt of court for publishing information purporting to be of Jon Venables. She has been sentenced to 8 months in prison, suspended for 2 years.

Malone made the admission during the hearing at the High Court relating to her 2018 social media posts containing information, including images, purporting to relate to Jon Venables.

Speaking after the hearing, Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, said:

“The injunction in this case is intended to both protect the identities of the offenders, but also innocent individuals who may be incorrectly identified as them.

Posting this material online is a very serious matter and can result in a prison sentence. I would urge everyone to think carefully about whether their social media posts could breach the order or amount to any other type of contempt of court.”

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