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Australian DJs could face prosecution for royal hoax

Published on Dec 23, 2012 6:03 AM
 
British prosecutors will decide whether to pursue charges against two Australian DJs, police said on Saturday, after a nurse who took a hoax call to a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate apparently killed herself. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - British prosecutors will decide whether to pursue charges against two Australian DJs, police said on Saturday, after a nurse who took a hoax call to a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate apparently killed herself.

Scotland Yard said officers had this week sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) over the prank earlier this month by presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian, from Sydney's 2Day FM radio station.

Indian-born nurse Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged in her lodgings near King Edward VII's Hospital in central London, where Catherine was being treated for acute morning sickness, on Dec 7.

"Following the death of Jacintha Saldanha, officers have liaised with the CPS as to whether any criminal offences had been committed in relation to the hoax call made to King Edward VII's Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, Dec 4," Scotland Yard said in a statement.

 
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