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Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre 'knew of use of detectives'

The Leveson Inquiry into press standards has heard from Paul Dacre, editor in chief of the Daily Mail.

Mr Dacre made a robust defence of his paper's journalism saying that celebrities who used their lifestyles to promote themselves should be subject to press scrutiny and criticism.

He said he had been aware the paper was using private detectives but not of the extent to which it was doing so.

Mr Dacre also insisted that phone hacking had never taken place at the Mail's papers, as Nick Higham reports.

  • 06 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK
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