The general rule in reporting crime is that once someone is arrested charged and appeared in court, his/her name and other particulars are usually reported in and by the media.
There are exceptions, of course. These include a request by police or for legal reasons, such details could not be divulged.
The media these days don't seem to include these details anymore. Why?
The story which appeared on your online news service about two men trying in vain to cash cheques from stolen cheque books. I noticed in the story that both had been charged and subsequently appeared in court.
Why weren't their names mentioned in the story?
Please do next time.
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