The Daily Telegraph has a little legal problem

Bit of a legal blunder at the Daily Telegraph website today, with a story appearing about the sentences handed down following the death of Baby Peter.

One problem: the story includes just under a big photograph, “PLEASE LEGAL (esp, can I say Baby P’s killer?)”:

Telegraph story on the death of Baby Peter

The answer, by the way, I think is “no” as the convictions were for allowing Baby Peter to die rather than any of them being convicted of directly killing him. That’s because of the difficulty of actually proving which individual in the household took which specific acts that resulted in Baby Peter dying. It’s the difficulty of proving such direct causation which resulted in the offences around allowing someone to die to be introduced a few years back.

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