Investigative Mag Reported to Have Irked Judge

A Glasgow judge is reported to have criticised a local investigative magazine for its reporting of a murder trial, saying that some of its content had “drifted into fiction”.

According to the website, holdthefrontpage, Judge Rita Rae QC has raised concerns about an article by The Digger magazine – which is believed to have a circulation of around 11,000.

But it seems the magazine has escaped being found guilty of contempt.

Adds holdthefrontpage: “The judge concluded there was no evidence of disruption to the administration of justice, so, after considerable thought, she had decided not to take the issue any further.

“Judge Rae said she was issuing a public warning – The Digger and [its editor] Mr [James] Cruickshank would be at serious risk of a contempt finding if they were inaccurate in future.

“She would also be raising the case with her judicial colleagues so that they were aware of The Digger and of the warning those concerned had been given in open court.”

Read holdthefrontpage’s article here.

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