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

I would certainly say that, and indeed on television at the time, which for some reason, seems to have got away with this completely.

Can I just explain -- there's several factors considered here. Over the years, I think the Attorney General has been less and less clear on what constitutes contempt, and it may be welcomed that Dominic Grieve is now providing more guidance. I think standards did slip in this area. I'm prepared to accept that. I think our treatment of this story was at the very modest end of offensiveness.

I repeat -- I want to go back to the point I made before. The police made this man a suspect. We need to be able to report crime. Police need an independent press, but the press need an independent police force. It is very, very helpful in these cases, the publicity given by the police to help solve the crime.

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