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Reference: F-2023-00425


Request 1

Copies of communications, directives and/or decisions issued to the PSNI Press Office showing dates of same and who (job title) oversaw this positional change.

Request 2
Clarification of training to facilitate the above and if this included references to and/or inclusion of the JSB Guidance 2019.


Request 3

Clarification of the PSNI Press Office understanding of Contempt of Court in such instances.

Request 4

Clarification if the PSNI Press Office understand cases which have no formal reporting restriction in place do not necessarily mean offender identities can be automatically disclosed without appropriate caution to ensure victims under mandatory anonymity are protected.

Statements at Sentencing when Victims have Statutory Anonymity