“will actually lead to the loss of this man`s life..”

In the current dispensation the reports of the apology from the Sunday World to Freddie Scappaticci – who took action against the paper following a report which referred to his current living arrangements and medical condition, which was covered by an injunction he secured amid fears that his life could be under threat in the aftermath of the murder of Denis Donaldson – and their payment of his legal fees of £30,000 and a £10,000 donation to a charity are notable, in particular, for the comment from Scappaticci’s legal representative, Michael Lavery, QC.

Michael Lavery QC, for Scappaticci, claimed the article contained a “plethora of information” which could give clues to where his client`s current location. He said: “So long as people keep testing the limits of the injunction they always run the risk they will go too far and on some occasion will actually lead to the loss of this man`s life.”