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Scotland Yard defends warning to press over leaked diplomatic cables

Met 'heavy-handed threats to media not acceptable in free society'.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu: No intention of trying to prevent the publication of stories in the public interest.

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu: No intention of trying to prevent the publication of stories in the public interest.

Date - 15th July 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
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Scotland Yard has been forced to defend its actions after finding itself at the centre of a furious row over press freedom in warning journalists not to publish any more leaked cables from Britain’s US ambassador Sir Kim Darroch. Politicians...
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