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Madeleine McCann: Why The Daily Express Did It

by | 21st, February 2011

MADELEINE McCann : PETER Hill has left his job as editor of the  Daily Express . Roy Greenslade speaks to him about the paper’s libeling of Kate and Gerry McCann (no mention in the piece of Robert Murat ):

How Anorak broke this story.

Asked whether he regretted libelling the McCanns, he replies: “Of course I do. And I insisted on apologising on the front of the newspaper when it became clear that it was a complete fabrication. We gave them £500,000. It doesn’t redound to my credit but it did help them to continue the search.”

“Leaking stories”

So why did it happen? “It was a huge story, and every adult in the country had an

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