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  • Thank you. News International would like to take the opportunity to repeat its apology to the Dowler family for the fact that Milly Dowler's voicemail messages were accessed by the News of the World.

    News International notes from paragraphs 13, 35 and 37 of DCI MacDonald's witness statement that the view of the Metropolitan Police Service is that there is no evidence that any journalist attempted to access Milly Dowler's voicemail messages prior to the awful moment of false hope described by Mr and Mrs Dowler in their evidence to this Inquiry, and that this moment of false hope resulted from the voicemail messages dropping off the voicemail message storage facility after 72 hours.

  • Thank you very much. Mr Sherborne?