A cautionary tale

FREELANCE Elwyn Roberts received an internal North Wales police document about alleged bullying in the force. So he wrote it up for the North Wales edition of the Liverpool Daily Post. On 22 January he was approached at Llandudno Crown Court by police wanting to search his office in Mold.

As Elwyn told the Press Gazette, "My main regret is that 48 hours after receiving the document it was still on my desk. I've learned my lesson: from now on I will photocopy reports like this and shred them as soon as I can." He is refusing to supply fingerprints or DNA samples, which the police want to identify people who have handled their report.

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