Belfast Telegraph

Grant child injunction 'worked'

An "anti-harassment" injunction granted to the mother of actor Hugh Grant's baby daughter worked "immediately", a High Court judge has heard.

Chinese actress Tinglan Hong, who says being hounded by paparazzi made her life "unbearable", won the order last month.

Mr Justice Tugendhat, who continued the injunction at a brief hearing in London, asked her lawyer: "Did the order work?"

David Sherborne told him: "It did. It worked immediately."

When he originally made the order the judge said he was satisfied it was "necessary and proportionate to grant the injunction sought".

It was against XYZ and others as the "person or persons responsible for taking photographs of the claimants outside their home and in the street during November 2011".

Announcing his reasons last month, the judge said Ms Hong "states that, since the birth of her child, her life has become unbearable".

He said: "She cannot leave her home without being followed and there are constantly photographers waiting outside her home."

Since the birth of her child, she "has not been able to take her daughter outside" and was "unable to look after her daughter in a normal way".

The injunction was continued until trial or further order.


From Belfast Telegraph