Posted: 15/08/2014 at 09:36
David Cameron says; 29/11/2012
With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement on today's report from Lord Justice Leveson.
As we consider this report, we should consider the victims. We should remember how the parents of Millie Dowler, at their most vulnerable moment, had their daughter's phone hacked and were followed and photographed.
How Christopher Jefferies' reputation was destroyed by false accusations. And how the mother of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann, had her private diary printed without her permission and how she and her husband were falsely accused of keeping their daughter's body in their freezer.
These victims – and many other innocent people who have never sought the limelight – have suffered in a way that we can barely begin to imagine.
Once charges have been brought against someone I do not see a problem with publishing names, but even this can compromise a persons defence, trial by media is not how it should be.
In December 2010, Christopher Jefferies was arrested for the murder of landscape
architect Jo Yeates and vilified by the press....
Any of us could be arrested in connection with an offence if we are unlucky enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, if the allegations are particularly 'juicy' then you can expect a thorough character assassination. I suspect there are still people who think Christopher Jefferies had something to do with the murder.
David Cameron does.....