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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 03:35 PM

Australian radio DJs will not be prosecuted over hospital hoax call [View all]

Source: The Guardian

The two Australian radio presenters who made a hoax phone call to the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated will not be prosecuted.

Bringing charges against Mel Greig and Michael Christian for their "prank" last December would not be in the public interest, the Crown Prosecution Service has concluded.

The nurse who took the call at the King Edward VII hospital later took her own life, triggering an international furore. There was no evidence, however, of manslaughter, the CPS said.

Malcolm McHaffie, deputy head of special crime at the CPS, said: "As is well known, on 4 December 2012, Mel Greig and Michael Christian, both radio presenters in Australia, made a telephone call to the King Edward VII hospital in London, where the Duchess of Cambridge was receiving treatment, in which they pretended to be members of the royal family.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/01/australia-radio-djs-hospital-hoax-call



If they weren't radio hosts but rather regular folk they'd be held without bail.

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