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I go back to your answer to question 30, top of page 14. Moving away from the celebrity leaks, in the second paragraph you say:

"I am also bound to recognise, however, that unauthorised disclosure of confidential information to the media is an ongoing concern. Whilst such incidents are relatively rare, there have been occasions where the leaks to the media have hampered or even compromised an ongoing investigation of serious crime."

That is more serious. Can you give us any examples -- you don't have to give us any specific names -- can you give us an example of a situation where that has occurred and has it occurred during your time as Chief Constable?

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