For journalists' eyes only
If you're not a journalist, then you're not meant to read this.
For those of you who don't possess this high professional status, let me explain that it contains a Metropolitan Police background briefing about Joyce Vincent, the woman who lay dead in her flat for two years before her body was discovered. It features what are called 'press lines', the answers which Police press officers were instructed to give to questions journalists might have asked about the case.
The Met has sent it to me after the intervention of the Information Commissioner's Office (the BBC has complained to the ICO about the Met's rejection of an FOI request about Mrs Vincent) - but the Police say they're only giving it to me as I'm a journalist, since 'such lines are not disclosed following an enquiry by a member of the public'.
Of course we humble hacks do sometimes get privileged access to information, for which doubtless we are very grateful. But FOI isn't meant to work like that. So the Met state this is being done 'outside of FOI legislation'.
Now on current trends it may not be long before the entire population consists of citizen journalists, at which point these occupational distinctions will no longer matter. But meanwhile please don't look unless you should - my professional advantages are at stake.