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Met police behaviour is worrying and deeply mysterious, says Hugh Grant

September 23, 2023 by admin in News

Grant spoke up as Don Foster, the veteran Lib Dem MP, said that the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, should use his discretion to rule that the use of the Official Secrets Act in this case was not in the public interest.

“I understand the attorney general has the opportunity to use this power,” Foster said after a fringe meeting, organised by the Hacked Off campaign, that was addressed by Grant. “He should use it and say this is not in the public interest.”

Foster, who praised the Guardian for “fantastic journalism” in exposing phone hacking, found unanimous support at the fringe meeting when he asked whether the Guardian’s disclosure that Milly Dowler’s phone had been hacked - the revelation that prompted the police use of the Official Secrets Act - was justified.

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