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Murder Case (Press Reports)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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77.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the details and pictures in the de Antiquis murder case appearing in the newspapers were supplied by the police; and whether these methods of publicity in crime detection had his approval.

New Scotland Yard kept in close touch with representatives of the Press at all stages of the investigation in order to secure the co-operation of the public in their investigations but only one photograph—that of a woman who was believed to have associated with a man whom the police were anxious to trace—was issued to the Press. I do not think that there is any ground for criticisng the action taken by the police.