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

When, to cut a long story short, half a dozen freelance journalists and photographers descended on his ex-wife's house to get her version of a story. Then, according to Mr Simpson:

"She refused, and from Thursday afternoon to the following Monday morning, they besieged her, taping down her bell so it rang for hours on end, phoning her in the middle of the night. The police refused to intervene. The entire, unpleasant exercise was mounted against an uninvolved woman, solely to score points against a couple of viable newspapers on a matter of no conceivable public interest."

We don't know anything about the newspapers involved, but is this a familiar story to you or not? Familiar account of the sort of things which have gone on?

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