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Prosecutors "considering" charges for DJs over Kate Middleton call

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The Crown Prosecution Service are considering the case for criminal charges against the Kate Middleton prank DJs.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian have reportedly been moved to safehouses and assigned bodyguards, after the prank call to Middleton's hospital led to the apparent suicide of Jacintha Saldanha.

Mel Greig and Michael Christian on air at 2DayFM

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Now The Daily Telegraph reports that Scotland Yard has been investigating the circumstances that led up to the tragic incident, and have now handed a file to the CPS review to see whether "any potential offences may have been committed by making the hoax call".

It is unknown what potential offences detectives have been pursuing, but one such line of enquiry is believed to be whether Greig and Christian's call was in breach of the Data Protection Act, which makes it an offence to "knowingly or recklessly... obtain or disclose personal data or the information contained in personal data".

Jacintha Saldanha

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Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy.

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It is as yet unclear whether the DJs would face extradition to Britain from Australia if the CPS believes there is a reasonable chance of conviction.

2Day FM, the radio station that aired the call, recently offered to donate a minimum of AUD $500,000 (£325,000) of their ad revenue to a memorial fund for Saldanha.

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