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Leveson Inquiry: Hearings end after eight months

Lord Justice Leveson has closed the last scheduled hearing of his media ethics inquiry and promised to report back "as soon as I reasonably can".

The inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice was prompted by the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

Over eight months, 650 witnesses testified in person or in writing, generating 6,000 pages of evidence.

Lawyers for three newspaper groups and victims of press intrusion made their closing submissions on its 102nd day.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 24 Jul 2012
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