Mel Greig ‘brave’ says British MP

Staff Writer

Scotland Yard has asked Australian authorities to consider whether there should be charges laid under Australian legislation over the December 'prank call'. The call subsequently resulted in the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.

Three months ago British authorities revealed there was no evidence to support a charge of manslaughter under British law, and therefore no charges would be laid.

Meanwhile, British MP Keith Vaz, who has been speaking on behalf of Saldanha's famly throughout the past few months has referred to Southern Cross Austereo's Mel Greig as 'brave'.

His comments follow the news this week that Greig is suing SCA for failing to provide a safe workplace (see earlier story here).

"Ultimately the radio station made the decision to broadcast the hoax call and must bear responsibility for the tragic death of Jacintha. It seems the DJs and radio station are now turning on each other."

Vaz said he is hopeful that further light will be shed on the lead-up to the prank call when Greig appears at the inquest in September.

"This has been an unbearable time for the family. They are very much awaiting the results of the postponed inquest."

Vaz was one of the most vocal critics of the SCA 'Top Jock' award, which saw Michael Christian named one of the top announcers in the network last month; referring to the award as 'distasteful'.

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