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Veteran news presenter forced to apologise in Supreme Court

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Seven News has apologised after being given a dressing down in the Supreme Court over its coverage of a court case involving Peter Dupas.

The court heard veteran news presenter Peter Mitchell (above) added several words to a prepared script.

Seven Executives, News Director Simon Pristel and Mr Mitchell were present as their legal counsel described it as a “breakdown in process” and not deliberate.

Mr Mitchell has apologised.

Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry said while he accepts the apology, he described it as described it as “thumbing one’s nose at the court” and said it was almost a contempt of the murder trial, 10 months away.

Peter Dupas’s lawyer John Desmond told the court it was reckless, as he pushed for a suppression order.

A decision is yet to be made.

Photo: AAP

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