Though the Australian DJs who prank called Kate Middleton's late nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, lost their jobs as a result of the tragedy, it sounds like they most likely won't have to worry about any criminal charges.
It had previously been rumored and reported that Mel Greig and Michael Christian could be criminally charged for the event leading up to the nurse's suicide.
Now, they allegedly may not face ANY legal penalties!
Earlier today, the London Metropolitan Police stated that they've concluded their investigation and have since given the file to the Crown Prosecution Service for them to determine the DJs fates.
The statement reads:
"Following the death of Jacintha Saldanha, officers have liaised with the Crown Prosecution Service as to whether any criminal offenses had been committed in relation to the hoax call made to King Edward VII Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, 4 December.
On Wednesday, 19 December, officers submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service for them to consider whether any potential offenses may have been committed by making the hoax call. We are not prepared to discuss further."
However, one Deputy Police Commissioner was quoted as saying that no additional information had been requested in regards to the case and that it is "unlikely that any charges will be laid."
While criminal charges may not be brought against the DJs, this is one mistake they'll be burdened with for quite some time, no matter what the official outcome.
[Image via Hot30.]
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