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Leveson: Jefferies calls for 'powers to discipline' press

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The man who was wrongly arrested for the murder of Joanna Yates, and then won damages from a number of newspapers has called for a stronger, independent press regulator with investigative powers.

Speaking in advance of the publication of the Leveson report into press standards and behaviour, Chris Jefferies told Today presenter James Naughtie: "What I certainly hope will come as a result of the report is that a body is set up which has the powers to discipline those parts of the press which contravene the codes which have been, I hope, statutorily set up."


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