UK police could probe royal prank call

Police in the UK are in talks with their Australian counterparts over the death of a nurse.

Police in the UK are in talks with their Australian counterparts over the death following a royal prank call.

LONDON - United Kingdom (UK) police on Monday contacted officers in Australia over the royal hospital hoax call made by two radio presenters from Sydney.

Scotland Yard confirmed it contacted Australian police over the death of a nurse, who took a hoax call from the DJs, who were pretending to be members of the royal family.

Legal experts believe the radio station may have broken the law.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha is thought to have taken her own life after feeling immense shame at being tricked into responding to the call about the condition of the Duchess of Cambridge.

The duchess was treated at the hospital for acute morning sickness linked to her pregnancy.

In the meantime, moral and legal arguments continue in both in the UK and Australia.

This may be very important as legal experts in Australia argue they may be in breach of a number of laws.

The presenters' employer said the radio station made at least five attempts to obtain the permission of the nurse involved before airing the call, but they failed.

They say the radio station should have told the nurses they were being recorded, or received their permission to broadcast the conversation.

The DJs have also received threats on the internet.