April 23rd, 2014

Ex-Sun Hack Cleared After 582 Days on Bail

John Coles was nicked on 9 September 2012 by Operation Elveden cops on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. 

19 months later, today he has been cleared.

The 13th arrested journalist not to be convicted.


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  1. 1
    JH293275709234-027 says:

    I’m sure Hugh Grant will buy himself a celebratory blow job at the news of this justice being done.

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    Anonymous says:

    Jesus Christ, I hope Cameron prayed for this man and had faith he would be acquitted in the eyes of the law and also in gods eyes as well.

    Or maybe Cameron has no faith and was actually persecuting and prosecuting poor Christian nurses who dared to wear a cross to work.

    Either way Cameron is a liar and a hypocrite.

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  3. 3
    Leon Brittan says:

    Innocent until proven guilty. I like it.

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Who did he pay off?

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      Polly wolly doodle says:

      Hugh Grant? I believe it was Divine Brown, though I have no idea of the going rate for blow jobs in LA.

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      • 7
        Old Blue Eyes says:

        Divine Brown – No he was no where near. He was right though – It did start in America.

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    Tony E says:

    Arresting members of the press to keep them quiet during a dodgy period for the authorities……couldn’t happen in a modern western democracy…could it?

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Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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