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No, not defensive. There were times, I guess, we'd be annoyed, where we thought the coverage was inaccurate, and it may have appeared to the media we were being defensive because of how we had structurally approached our dealings with the media. That is to say that not everybody within Essex police would deal with the media, so we'd rely on training and what the issue is and whether it was divisionally based or corporate. So there were a range of options which didn't include all members of staff.

Now, that may have come across, if you worked for the media, as being defensive, but it certainly wasn't the intention to be defensive. Put it that way.

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