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

Yes. Sir, in my early days at the bar, I prosecuted as well as defended, and I understand the way the relationship between the police and the CPS works, and therefore it struck me as fairly obvious, once everything was revealed, that if you had seen other names of journalists on the same paper on the same pieces of paper in the same notebook, the police would have asked some questions and got them in for questioning and investigated what their role was, on the one hand, and you would also have pursued Mr Mulcaire and potentially other people and asked them what the relationship was with other people. I mean, it was -- I understand a specimen count against one defendant. What I am very unhappy about and it seems to me was a complete failure was to explore whether it would be appropriate to bring charges against other defendants at the same time as part of the same interrelated set of activities.

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