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McCanns 'waited four months' to sue - Richard Desmond tells Leveson

Richard Desmond has told the Leveson Inquiry into press standards that the parents of Madeleine McCann waited four months before taking legal action about stories which suggested they may have been responsible for her disappearance.

The media mogul suggested that they seemed "quite happy" that the story was kept on the front page.

He claimed that the Daily Express had done everything it could to try to verify its reports about the child's disappearance in Portugal.

And he accused the Press Complaints Commission of scapegoating his paper.

  • 12 Jan 2012