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Man jailed for streaming court to Facebook Live

February 23, 2017

A man who live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has been jailed for 28 days.

David Davies, 39, from Rhondda Cynon Taff, was broadcasting the footage via Facebook Live as a person gave evidence at Cardiff Crown Court on February 20th. He was arrested when he returned to the court the next day, and a judge sentenced him for contempt of court.

South Wales Police was alerted by a member of the public who saw the footage online. Cameras are not allowed in courts in England and Wales.

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