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Trial by publicity

The former newspaper owner and founder of Today, who was recently acquitted of sex offences against a minor, argues for granting anonymity to defendants

By Eddy Shah  
Eddy Shah was accused of rape

Eddy Shah was accused of rape Actor Michael Le Vell and I faced similar charges, and were cleared of any wrongdoing. Those were the headlines; yesterday’s newspapers that now wrap the fish and chips on a Saturday night. But the reverberations run on, because the lives that have been ruined by these unsubstantiated accusations still have to be lived out openly in the public eye.

Le Vell’s story and mine have considerable…

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