'No decision yet' on whether to prosecute Australian DJs
THE Crown Prosecution Service has not yet made a decision on whether to charge the Australian DJs over the prank call which led to the death of a Bristol nurse.
The CPS statement came as a senior Australian policeman reportedly said radio DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian were unlikely to face charges in connection with the call to the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated, and the subsequent death of Jacintha Saldanha, pictured, on December 7.
Ms Saldanha, 46, a mother-of-two who used to work at North Bristol NHS Trust, was found hanged in her nurses' quarters three days after she transferred the call from 2Day FM to a colleague at London's King Edward VII's Hospital, who then described Kate's condition in detail.
Scotland Yard said before Christmas that it submitted a file to the CPS on December 19 "for them to consider whether any potential offences may have been committed by making the hoax call".
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A CPS spokesman said: "It (the file) is still under consideration."
Ms Saldanha left two notes in her room and had marks on her wrist when her body was discovered, Westminster Coroner's Court in London heard as an inquest was opened and adjourned.
Following her apparent suicide, the DJs were taken off air indefinitely. They spoke of their grief on Australian television days later.
The Australian Daily Telegraph reported New South Wales deputy police commissioner Nick Kaldas as saying Scotland Yard had not asked for any further information or to interview the two Sydney-based radio hosts.
"Nor do we expect there to be any requests," he told the paper.
Mrs Saldanha was buried in India after memorial services in Bristol and London.