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Can I make this clear. I don't want anyone here in this room to think that I restarted the Rachel Nickell inquiry, because I didn't. That was obviously a decision for officers at the Met to decide. I showed my -- the article was deemed by other people to be very poignant. A young father bringing up a son alone, crying out for justice. And I said to Rachel's partner, Mr Hanscombe, that I would try and find out or try and use any influence I could to get some sort of new investigation launched. The big difference between that and actually me being responsible, I just want to make that absolutely clear.

But I did show my article to a very senior officer, left it with him and just said this, "Please read this, this man and this son need justice."

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