Attorney General's Office
Media Advisory Notice: Russell Brand
The Attorney General confirms the requirement not to publish material which could prejudice any potential criminal investigation or prosecutions.
Following the airing of “Russell Brand: In Plain Sight: Dispatches” on 16 September 2023, there has been extensive reporting about Russell Brand.
The Attorney General, the Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP, wishes to amplify the importance of not publishing any material where there is a risk that it could prejudice any potential criminal investigation or prosecutions.
Publishing this material could amount to contempt of court.
Editors, publishers, and social media users should take legal advice to ensure they are in a position to fully comply with the obligations to which they are subject under the common law and Contempt of Court Act 1981.
The Attorney General’s Office is monitoring the coverage of these allegations.
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The heir to a family funfair business who ran over his colleague has his prison term extended after his sentence was referred to the Court of Appeal.
Violent robbers ordered to serve longer in prison14/11/2023 13:20:00
Three men with a history of violence who robbed a man in a Bristol takeaway have their prison sentences increased after the Solicitor General intervened.
Brothers who recruited vulnerable youngsters to supply crack and heroin as part of a £100K County Line Operation have their sentence increased13/11/2023 13:05:00
Two brothers who recruited vulnerable young people to supply crack cocaine and heroin worth more than £100,000 in Shropshire have been ordered to serve longer in prison after their sentence was strengthened by the Court of Appeal.
Details of the review into police use of force published25/10/2023 10:22:00
The review into police use of force and police driving investigations has commenced.
Courts increase sentences for child sex offenders18/10/2023 10:20:00
Child sex offence cases saw the greatest number of prison sentence increases by the Court of Appeal last year the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has announced.
Killer driver ordered to spend longer in prison16/10/2023 10:25:00
A dangerous driver who killed a pregnant woman and her unborn baby after filming himself driving at speeds in excess of 100mph has had his sentence increased.
Sex offender ordered to spend longer in prison16/10/2023 09:15:00
A convicted sex offender has been ordered to spend longer in prison after his case was reviewed by the Court of Appeal.
Court orders drug dealer spend longer in prison10/10/2023 13:20:00
A drug dealer who sold cocaine worth nearly half-a-million pounds before fleeing to evade arrest has his sentence increased after Court of Appeal intervened.