Tim Toulmin
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Leveson: PCC 'mistake' over Coulson

The former director of the Press Complaints Commission says the organisation should have tried to question Andy Coulson over phone hacking after it emerged at the News of the World.

Tim Toulmin held the post when royal editor Clive Goodman and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were jailed for intercepting royal voicemails at the News of the World in 2007.

Mr Coulson resigned as editor in the wake of the scandal, saying he took "ultimate responsibility" for what had happened.

Appearing before the Leveson inquiry in London, Mr Toulmin said the PCC had discussed whether to ask Mr Coulson questions after his resignation, but concluded that he would not have felt obliged to comply with such a request.

  • 30 Jan 2012
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