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Leveson Inquiry: Wallis denies forcing favours from contacts

2 April 2012 Last updated at 17:48 BST

The ex-deputy editor of the News of the World has told the Leveson Inquiry he did not put any of his contacts "in an armlock" to provide favours.

Neil Wallis said: "I am a journalist. Journalists live or die depending on their contacts...I nurtured those contacts."

Last week the head of the Met's press office Dick Fedorcio resigned.

He quit after questions were raised over a PR contract awarded to Mr Wallis's firm.