25 May 2010

Blogger flouting suppression laws, says lawyer

4:09 pm on 25 May 2010

A lawyer for a Wellington public servant granted permanent name suppression after a court case, wants action to be taken against a blogger who is breaching the suppression order.

The public servant was found not guilty in the Wellington District Court on Monday of assaulting his son and the trial judge permanently suppressed details of his name and occupation.

But the acquitted man's details remain on a blog by Cameron Slater.

Auckland Crown prosecutor Ross Burns says Mr Slater is already being prosecuted for a number of other suppression breaches and thinks it is unlikely that further charges will be laid.

However, defence lawyer Mike Antunovic says that makes it even more important that Mr Slater be prosecuted for the latest suppression breach.