Ananova reports on legal proceedings involving Maxine Carr, the greatly reviled former girlfriend of British double-murderer Ian Huntley. In July, Carr's lawyers obtained an order protecting her new life. The injunction currently in place bans publication of any details which could reveal her new identity, including any description of where she lives and the nature of her work. Carr, 27, was jailed a year ago for conspiring to pervert the course of justice with Huntley, who killed schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
In May, Mr Justice Eady ruled that Carr's identity needed to be kept secret for her own safety following her release on probation that month after serving half of a 42-month sentence. He said the order was "necessary and proportionate" as there was "clear evidence" of danger to her life and physical well-being - which involved Carr being advised to wear bullet-proof clothing. The media did not challenge the issue of publication, but said that the injunction was too wide in its stance on the soliciting of information; they claimed that they needed to monitor where Carr was and what she was doing as there was a public interest in knowing whether, for example, she was seeking employment in a school.