Sex crime suspects naming ban could be in place before year's end

A ban on naming sex crime suspects unless they are charged could be in place by the end of the year.
Former police officer Brian Paddick is leading proposals for a change in the law after he saw broadcaster Paul Gambaccini spend a year on bail accused of historical sex offences before the presenter was told he would face no action.
Sir Cliff Richard, who faced a televised police raid on his home before he too was informed that there was insufficient evidence to proceed, and Gambaccini will address MPs and peers about their ordeals on Monday.
Lady Brittan, the widow of Tory MP Leon Brittan... read more

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