Lawson can heave a sigh of relief
Police has said that Nigella Lawson will not be prosecuted for admitting she took cocaine. Police has said that they had decided not to take further action against the 53-year-old, as they fear this could deter other witnesses from giving evidence in other cases, the Daily Express reported. The Scotland Yard has said in a statement that there was “serious public interest concerns” about the message a prosecution would send to potential witnesses and victims in the future. They said that they were also concerned that Lawson’s prosecution would prevent people from being candid with police and the court, and their decision is based on a number of factors, including the need for police action to be proportionate and whether further action would be in the public interest.