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Yes. I'd like to correct that slightly. Actually I contacted the press office to say that I was aware that there may be developments in the case. I put a question to them about the possibility of charges that week, and I had no idea that the DPP had been in court seeking some sort of legal order or anything like that, that was not something I was aware of specifically, and I wasn't saying we are going to run a story, I said I want to let you know about -- that we are -- wanted to find out if it was true, firstly, and then I said I'm fully aware of how sensitive this case is and the last thing I want to do is to do anything which would jeopardise the investigation. So it doesn't matter whether I'm -- you know, that another paper runs it tomorrow, if you wish to make representations to me to say we shouldn't run this, then I will advise the editor accordingly, and that is what I did.

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