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

At paragraph 32, Mr Hughes, you set out your suspicions that the police had shut down this investigation, "much to the delight of News Group, and ignored evidence of longstanding and widespread criminality. I do not know of any good or persuasive reason why this should be and it makes me extremely suspicious."

Your second witness statement, which we're not going to introduce today but may well come back to, deals with the possible ramifications of failing to investigate this properly in 2006.

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