Re an application by Gloucestershire County Council for the committal to prison of Newman (Number 2)

Contempt of court – Committal. The Family Division found N guilty of some, but not all, the alleged contempts of court. The local authority then made a second application, which sought N's committal to prison for further alleged contempts (the second application). The court deferred the sentencing of N until the authority decided whether to pursue the second application. The authority subsequently sought permission to discontinue the second application. The court granted the authority permission to withdraw the second application and deferred the sentencing of N for the contempts of which he had been found guilty.

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