links for 2009-05-02
by Martin Belam, 2 May 2009
I've added an update to the top of this article about the subsequent developments. If only I had the phone number of the furious guy who rang my mobile back then after reading this article, in order to blame me for the media's refusal to name the accused...
"Lawyers for the couple made several attempts to have the case thrown out, arguing that they would not get a fair trial. But the judge insisted that the trial should go ahead".
"Grade told weekly north London newspaper The Ham & High that he took the step of instructing his lawyers to pursue the matter in the courts last month because he had to protect his reputation for 'fair dealing, honest dealing and straightforward integrity', which he said was 'precious' to him and that he was 'sensitive about'". Bit of an interview coup for the Ham & High - well done.