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Australian royal hoax DJs 'unlikely to face charges'

Published on Dec 28, 2012 8:42 AM
This Southern Cross Austereo handout photo taken on Dec 10, 2012 shows Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenters Mel Greig (right) and Michael Christian (left) leaving the 2Day FM radio office in Sydney's World Square. The two presenters who made a prank call to a London hospital treating Prince William's wife Kate, have been in hiding and undergoing counselling since their hoax sparked global outrage following the apparent suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha. -- PHOTO : AFP 

SYDNEY (AFP) - Two Australian DJs who made a hoax call to a hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Kate Middleton are unlikely to face prosecution, police said on Friday.

Indian-born nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead three days after transferring the call to a colleague this month at a London hospital who divulged details about the Duchess of Cambridge's recovery from severe morning sickness.

Britain's Scotland Yard sent a file to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to decide whether to pursue charges against 2Day FM presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian.

But New South Wales state Deputy Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas said Scotland Yard had not asked for any further information or to interview the two hosts, who made tearful apologies on television.

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