July 24th, 2012

Thurlbeck’s Statement

Neville Thurlbeck comes out fighting:

“Following today’s announcement that I am to be charged in relation to Operation Weeting, I would like to thank my family and friends for their undying support during the past 15 months. My thanks also to my lawyer Henri Brandman for his wise and calm counsel during the police investigation.

I am most surprised and disappointed in the outcome. I have always operated under the strict guidance and advice of News International’s lawyers and under the instructions of the newspaper’s editors which will be abundantly clear when this matter comes to court.  I will vigorously fight to clear my reputation. Neither I nor my lawyer will be making any further comment at this stage.”

Coulson statement expected within the hour…


8 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    Hope all that are guilty are found guilty, i doubt it tho.

  2. 2
    si kologee says:

    If only he had been a labour arselicker

  3. 3
    Mr A Pedant says:

    You clear your name, or restore your reputation, but you don’t clear your reputation.

  4. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Methinks a Nuremburg “only following orders” defence is coming.

  5. 6
    Harry Krishna says:

    It is a shame his notebook has not been published!!!

  6. 7
    Cassandrina says:

    Yet another 1930′s Stalinist NOTW show trial where the really guilty hacks, police, public servants, and politicians are obvious by their absence.


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