‘Nick’ will appear in Newcastle Crown Court on March 5, 2019 accused of multiple counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud where he’s alleged to have fraudulently received £22,000 in compensation.
Mark Watts, Former Editor-in-Chief of Exaro tweeted:
At a hearing this afternoon at Newcastle crown court, judge banned ANY publication of the real identity of 'Nick', at least for now. Any such publication, inc on Twitter, would be a criminal offence as a contempt of court and could result in a prison sentence. 2/2
A £2.5 million inquiry into the allegations, called Operation Midland, collapsed in 2016 without any arrests following.
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