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Sun scraps Jefferies Supreme Court contempt appeal

The Sun withdraws Chris Jefferies challenge as The Mirror fights on.

The Sun has withdrawn a Supreme Court appeal against its contempt of court fine over its Chris Jefferies coverage but tabloid rival the Daily Mirror is pushing ahead with its challenge.

In June The Sun was fined £18,000 and the Mirror was hit with a £50,000 bill when the divisional court found articles published on 31 December 2010 and 1 January 2011 were in contempt.

The Supreme Court confirmed The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers had scrapped its appeal and a spokesperson for the Attorney's General Office told Press Gazette it had consented to the withdrawal.

Read more at Press Gazette