Nigel Fagge, Daily Express reporter
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Daily Express reporter says editor was obsessed by McCann story

A Daily Express reporter has told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics that his editor was only interested in the Madeleine McCann story because it sold newspapers.

Nigel Fagge, who was one of the journalists at the Daily Express covering the disappearance of Madeleine gave evidence today along with two other reporters.

The paper's coverage of the story led the McCanns to take legal action, and it was forced to apologise and pay a substantial sum.

Counsel for the Inquiry, Robert Jay, asked Mr Fagge if he was surprised by the legal action and the subsequent pay out.

  • 21 Dec 2011