Commenting after the sentencing of Mazher Mahmood, Joint Executive Director of Hacked Off Dr Evan Harris said:
“Red flags were raised about the reliability of Mazher Mahmood’s stings over decades but the police ignored them.
“Given the number of appeals against convictions that the Metropolitan Police Service and Crown Prosecution Service secured on the basis of the evidence of this convicted liar, the need for the Second Part of the Leveson Inquiry – which would include looking at the relationship between the press and the police – is overwhelmingly clear.”
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