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

I think that's quite an important point. If we speak to police, whether it be on the record or off the record, it's not just to get a story for the paper. The police need the press, the broadcast media hugely for witness appeals, to help solve unsolved crimes, et cetera. When I was editor of the Paisley Daily Express I had a meeting with a senior officer one time who said not a day goes by where they don't get a phone call into the CID room saying "I'm phoning about the story in the Paisley Daily Express, I think I know something" and I think it needs to be borne in mind that it's not just, you know, so we get stories that we have contact with the police.

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