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Brooks Newmark sting: MP De Bois also 'targeted'

Conservative politician Nick De Bois says he was also targeted by a Sunday Mirror sting that led to the resignation of government minister Brooks Newmark.

Newmark (pictured) quit after it emerged he had sent explicit pictures to an undercover journalist posing as a young "Tory PR girl" on Twitter.

De Bois, the Conservative MP for Enfield who was also targeted with "flattering personal remarks", said Newmark was right to resign but called the Sunday Mirror's actions "press entrapment."

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Tony Livesey: "It was going back to the sort of journalism where they were going to find something if they cast the net wide enough", he said.

A spokeswoman from the Sunday Mirror told The Guardian newspaper the investigation had a "clear public interest" and was carried out "following information from a reliable source".

  • 29 Sep 2014
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