No doubt Jack of Kent (who Tweeted it on Saturday) will be posting something soon.
It was unfortunate the story broke on the same day that the police were whining about this:
Facebook is wrecking criminal trials, according to detectives.Well, that might be annoying, I'll grant you, but I'm not sure what, if anything, you could do about it.
Victims and witnesses using the social networking site to identify a suspect are jeopardising justice, police have warned.
The National Detectives Forum, a specialist unit which advises the Police Federation, has revealed that a number of trials have collapsed after victims and witnesses played detective, browsing Facebook and Twitter to find a suspect.
Now detectives are calling for legislation to prevent victims carrying out their own inquiries on the web to track down offenders.Fantastic! How would that work, exactly? Do you even have any idea?
One officer from Leicestershire Police told Police Review: 'There seems to be a gap in legislation and in the understanding of the Crown Prosecution Service and courts that there is an entire community which is on Facebook and Twitter and everything else.'And there's a similar lack of understanding in the police
Lord Judge issued new guidance at the Court of Appeal that jurors needed to understand that 'although the internet is part of their daily lives, the case must not be researched there'.So, I wonder how the Met can justify publishing the details of sex workers. Isn't that going to similarly jeopardise any future case?
Appeals are starting to reach the courts where defendants claim their trials were jeopardised by jurors resorting to information from personal computers, mobile phones and social networking sites.
Jurors will now be warned about the internet in addition to the traditional instruction that they must not discuss their case with family or friends.