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England footballer wins injunction

Another England footballer has won an injunction banning the reporting of allegations about his private life, it has been revealed.

He becomes the third England international player in recent weeks to be granted a similar order preventing the media from publishing claims about their personal lives.

The gagging order was granted on Saturday by on-duty High Court judge Mr Justice Kenneth Parker.

None of the footballers can be named under the terms of the legal orders.

Concern has mounted about the use of injunctions to stop reporting of potentially embarrassing revelations.

There was outrage last year after an injunction granted to the Swiss multinational Trafigura appeared to restrict what MPs could say in Parliament.

Chelsea football captain John Terry was awarded an injunction - later repealed - preventing reporting of information about his alleged affair with Vanessa Peroncel, the former partner of his England team-mate Wayne Bridge.


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