Daily Mail and Daily Mirror found guilty of contempt in Levi Bellfield case

By Hamish Mackay |

July 18, 2012 | 1 min read

The Daily Mail and Daily Mirror have been found guilty of contempt of court over their coverage of Levi Bellfield's conviction for the murder of Milly Dowler.

The Attorney General brought proceedings against the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror after Bellfield was convicted of murdering the schoolgirl.

BBC News reports that the jury on the case had still been considering a charge that Bellfield had tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl.

But it was discharged after coverage of the verdict was considered prejudicial.

More to follow...

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