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13 Jul 2019

Police launch criminal investigation into leaked diplomatic memos

Scotland Yard has insisted it has ‘no intention’ of trying to stop journalists from publishing stories in the public interest – but Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu also defended his warning to the media not to publish more leaked diplomatic memos from Britain’s ambassador to the United States.

A criminal investigation is now underway into the leak – but there’s been widespread criticism of the police decision to target journalists.