|Quoting 777236ER (Reply 1):|
I'm pretty amazed they're released his name though, what right do the media have to know the name
|Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 7):|
it was the fact that the person was well known to the press that ensured his name made it to print.
|Quoting 777236ER (Reply 8):|
It's quite irreponsible of the press, I think. We know his name, where he lives, which supermarket he works in, how he spent time working as a taxi driver and how many times he was interviewed and questioned before being arrested. I can't see how the majority of that stuff is in the public interest, especially when he hasn't been convicted.
|Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 9):|
What precisely do you really think the presses role is in a free country? Public interest certainly does not top the list.
|Quoting 777236ER (Reply 10):|
I'm really quite uneasy with so much information being brought to into the public light when someone is arrested for a high-profile crime. If he's convicted, fine. Until then, keep quiet.
|Quoting Banco (Reply 12):|
Suspects are not usually allowed to be identified by name except in exceptional circumstances, and I'm puzzled that his name is in the public domain prior to any charges being laid