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

Paragraphs 26 and 27, then, please. I am just going to paraphrase these because they are important. You say Mr Bowles would like to make it clear that he did not object to the media's reporting of the accident in itself as he recognises it was a tragedy of national importance for Belgian and also Switzerland.

He also acknowledges the fact that his son was the only victim of UK nationality provided the UK media with a reason to focus on the story more than it otherwise might and to draw attention to Sebastian's death in doing so.

He observes that the reporting of the death had the effect, almost certainly unintended, that he had no need to contact anyone to inform them about Sebastian's part in the tragedy. However, he did and he does object to the nature of the media cover and the intrusion as you have already detailed.

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