The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Well, obviously we'd have looked into it, we'd have made our defence and if we'd have been adjudicated against, would have carried the court's -- but I repeat: I think -- I mean, this was the most extraordinary story. There have only been two or three in my lifetime. You could actually see, when you got the circulation reports of other newspapers that week, people putting the McCanns on the front pages, their circulations went up. I remember the rows and recrimination in our offices that we weren't carrying these stories. Well, in retrospect, I'm glad we didn't carry those stories.

But you have to bear in mind it was the Spanish police who named this family --

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