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Not exactly, sir, but the national news editor certainly said that sales had increased as a result of their constant coverage, and he did suggest during that conversation, I seem to recall, that there was therefore -- it was in the context of the discussion about the £50,000 reward, and he suggested that that was one of the reasons that they were pushing for the reward, because it gave them another front-page lead for the following day, which helped to keep sales up.

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