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

Yes, I think that is fair. I was struck in the albeit limited conversations I had with UNISON members who do work in press for the police that there were numerous occasions that they cited where contact with the press had been beneficial, that it had produced results in terms of witnesses coming forward in relation to crimes or missing persons that would not otherwise have been the case, perhaps in the publication of photographs or indeed names of victims, and that is seen as a very positive relationship.

Of course, what I'm describing there are everyday on-the-record contacts between police, press officers and the media.

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