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Madeleine McCann: Matthew Baggott, Leveson and doing the police’s dirty work

by | 29th, March 2012

AT the Leveson inquiry former chief constable of Leicestershire police, Matthew Baggott, now head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, says he’s happy that he did not “put the record straight” over the media’s false and libellous reports about Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.

As This Is Leicester notes:

The inquiry has previously heard from Jerry Lawton, a Daily Star reporter, that Portuguese police were leaking DNA results wrongly implicating her parents with a hire car.

Lord Justice Leveson yesterday said Mr Lawton criticised the force, which he said knew the leaks were wrong, for not telling reporters off the record “don’t go there” with the hire car details.

The judge said he was concerned the force did not have the chance to respond and asked Mr Baggott if he would like to.

Matthew Baggott says he hands were tied and was unable to tell the media about “inconclusive” DNA tests conducted in Birmingham. You will recalls that Portuguese police had

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