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

There was an occasion in 2005 when I learned that the Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire had been acting in an inappropriate way with a woman at a conference, and I was concerned that this information had come to me for -- well, I was concerned how that -- I was concerned that there might be some ulterior motives and I considered the information for a couple of days, I thought very carefully about running that story because of the implications for that man's future career. As it happened, I did run the story, having thought very carefully about it, and he resigned the next day. I might add as well that individual is a man of integrity and he's never held it against me. He actually called me some time later, he recognised it was a story in the public interest.

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