Yesterday the Met announced that a 67 year old man from Dorset had been arrested and questioned over historical child abuse allegations under Operation Brancaster, a strand of Operation Fairbank.
Today Exaro News named the arrested man on Twitter as Charles Napier.
Now, we’ve got a bit of a legal minefield here and I’m trusting that Exaro have got this right because Charles Napier has already been charged under Operation Cayacos, another Op Fairbank strand, and although it is a legal grey area whether the media can comment following an arrest, it is absolutely black and white on whether to publish something that might be prejudicial after a person has been charged.
So, I’m not going to speculate as it could be considered in contempt of court.
However, what I will do is remind readers of the original question Tom Watson MP asked at PMQs on 24th October 2012 and hope that anyone leaving a comment has relatively good judgement and refrains from speculation themselves.