LONDON: British prosecutors said today they would not bring charges over a hoax call by two Australian radio DJs to the hospital where Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine was being treated.
The Crown Prosecution Service said there was no evidence to support a charge of manslaughter, despite the fact that Indian-born Jacintha Saldanha, 46, apparently committed suicide after answering the call.
It added that while there was some evidence of possible offences under data protection laws no further investigation is required because any potential prosecution would not be in the public interest.
Malcolm McHaffie, Deputy Head of Special Crime at the Crown Prosecution Service, said police had handed them a file in December and asked advice about whether a prosecution should be brought.
Radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian have since been taken off air permanently by the Austereo network following the call, which resulted in details of Kate’s recovery from severe morning sickness being revealed on air.