Richard Horton

After winning the first-ever Orwell Prize for Blogs, the author of the NightJack blog was revealed to be Richard Horton by The Times following a landmark High Court ruling, The Author of a Blog vs Times Newspapers Limited. It later emerged that his email account had been hacked before Horton’s identity was exposed. The blog documented Richard’s everyday work as a police officer and posts ranged from light-hearted commentary on police uniforms to candid accounts of the pursuit of rapists.