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

When I say, sir, that throughout this I wasn't receiving written briefings, it isn't a complaint or a criticism, because I above all know what else the counter terrorist sections of the policing had on their plate, so it is said to put the record straight, and the record is that as of 8 August I had not had any briefing on this. On 8 August in the evening I heard on the news and I subsequently found out, only five weeks ago, that the reason I heard it on the news is there was a Metropolitan Police statement press release that day, that is 8 August. Secondly, that within that statement, it had indicated in writing that there were other victims, not other journalists but other victims, suspected of phone hacking.

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