Charles Saatchi Kept Under Circumspect Observation
Charles Saatchi an art collector has been kept under circumspect observation over a dramatic aggression on his TV presenter wife Nigella Lawson captured by a tabloid photographer just outside a fancy London restaurant. The Daily Mirror said late on Monday that Saatchi, 70, had accepted the official warning after a five-hour interrogating over dramatic photographs published in its sister paper, the Sunday People, which showed him avariciously holding Lawson's throat. The tabloid published photographs of what it said showed Saatchi taking a cab back from a London police station.
Under British law, a circumspect observation is a formal warning given to someone who admits a minor offence. It carries no penalty, yet it can be used as evidence of bad character if a person is later prosecuted for a different crime. When asked about Saatchi, London's Metropolitan Police said that a 70-year-old man had been kept under circumspect observation subsequent to voluntarily attending a police station following an investigation into the pictures published by the Sunday People.
Image Source: Nigella Lawson