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British police give prosecutors file on royal hoax call

Published on Dec 22, 2012 9:15 PM
 
National Students Union of India activists shout slogans as they march to the British High Commission in support of Indian-born nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who was found dead after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife in London, during a protest in New Delhi on Dec 15, 2012. British police have sent a file to prosecutors relating to a hoax call to the hospital treating Prince William's wife Catherine, after which a nurse died in an apparent suicide, Scotland Yard said on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - British police have sent a file to prosecutors relating to a hoax call to the hospital treating Prince William's wife Catherine, after which a nurse died in an apparent suicide, Scotland Yard said on Saturday.

The file will allow prosecutors to decide whether any offences were committed in relation to the call by two Australian radio hosts, which Indian-born nurse Jacintha Saldanha dealt with.

Saldanha, 46, was found hanged on Dec 7 in her lodgings at King Edward VII's hospital in central London, where Kate was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy.

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

 
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