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Express Chief: Treatment of McCanns no worse than other papers

The owner of the Daily Express and Daily Star has launched a scathing attack on the Press Complaints Commission, describing it as a "useless organisation".

Richard Desmond said the PCC "vilified" the Express over its treatment of the Madeleine McCann story.

Both papers had suggested the McCanns were responsible for the death of the three-year-old, who vanished in 2007.

But Mr Desmond told the Leveson inquiry his paper had been a "scapegoat".

Nick Higham reports.

  • 12 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK
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