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Supreme Court gives the press a bit of good news

In Flood v Times Newspaper Limited the Supreme Court has given its backing to the Reynolds defence in a decision that will have journalists smiling.

Background

In 2006 the Times published an article entitled “Detective accused of taking bribes from Russian exiles”. According to an anonymous source, Detective Sergeant Flood, of the Metropolitan Police, may have been accepting bribes from some of Russia’s most wanted criminal oligarchs in exchange for passing on confidential intelligence relating to Home Office and police attempts to extradite them to Russia to face charges. More…