UK government clampdown on ‘suicide websites’

The law on suicide is to be clarified as part of an attempt to curb so called “suicide websites”, but the government was unable to say how it would be enforced.The move is an attempt to reassure the public that the existing law applies to the internet following alarm at websites which carry details of how youngsters have killed themselves.It is illegal under the Suicide Act of 1961 to promote suicide, but no website operator has been prosecuted under the Act.

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