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John Terry named in court after ban is lifted

Footballer John Terry has been named as the sportsman behind a gagging injunction involving his private life.

His identity was revealed after Mr Justice Tugendhat gave his reasons at London's High Court for lifting the order which he granted at a hearing last Friday.

It covered the alleged relationship between LNS — as Terry was referred to in court — and another woman, details about it, including specific consequences, information leading to their identification and photographs.

The judge, who heard that News Group Newspapers wanted to publish a story about the footballer last Sunday, said: “I accept that the information sought to be protected is not in the public domain in the sense that there is nothing left to be protected.

“But, because the information had become so widely available to so many people, it meant an injunction was less necessary than would otherwise be the case.”

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