Prestigious award for Mail journalist: Stephen Wright honoured for reporting on Stephen Lawrence investigation Judges at the Paul Foot Award praised Wright's 'dogged reporting'He spearheaded the Mail's Justice for Stephen campaign through to the trial and conviction of two of the original suspects last year His investigation led to famous front page branding the suspects 'Murderers' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:42 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 28 February 2013 Honoured: Stephen Wright has received the Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism for his reporting on the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation Daily Mail journalist Stephen Wright has been honoured with a prestigious accolade for his 15 years of reporting on the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. Judges at the Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism created a Special Campaign Award to present him in recognition of his outstanding work. His initial investigation led to Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre famously branding the suspects ‘Murderers’, in a front page headline in February 1997.
'Savile groomed the nation': Official police report into DJ's 60 years of abuse reveals that he raped 34 women and girls and sexually assaulted up to 450 Met officer in charge of investigation Peter Spindler says Savile targeted victims in almost every part of Britain Scotland Yard say he must have spent 'every minute of every waking day' thinking about abusing children Today's 'Giving Victims a Voice' report was jointly written by police and the NSPCCSavile was 'without doubt one of the most prolific sex offenders we have ever come across', they say approximately 600 people have come forward to provide information to the investigative team.The total number of these relating to Savile is 450. The significant difference between the number of crime reports and the number of people who have come forward is due to some people wishing to remain anonymous and others who don’t wish the matter to be reported as a crime or are unable to remember sufficient detail. There are 34 rapes and 126 indecent acts, the police and NSPCC report said, and of his victims, 73 per cent were children, with the total victim age range between eight and 47 years old at the time.
CENSORED: The Mail On Sunday stories Leveson's Law would have barred | UPDATED: 02:04 GMT, 2 December 2012 The debate around the Leveson Report has focused on Lord Justice Leveson’s controversial proposal for a new regulator backed by law. But as Prime Minister David Cameron said in rejecting the idea of statutory-backed regulation, there is a key principle at stake about state interference in the affairs of a free press
Harman's adviser, the lobbyist against freedom of Press: Recruit worked for Grant’s Hacked Off campaign Gavin Freeguard worked for Hugh Grant's Hacked Off campaign and Media Standards Trust founded by Sir David Bell – assessor assisting LevesonBell is at heart of powerful nexus of left-of-centre individuals linked to Leveson inquiry into press standards which will published tomorrowPolitical adviser recruited from lobbyists pushing for statutory regulation Mr Freeguard's presence in Harriet Harman's team chimes with her already declared support for end to any kind of Press self-regulation | UPDATED: 08:13 GMT, 28 November 2012 Labour media spokesman Harriet Harman is employing a political adviser recruited from the lobbyists pushing for statutory regulation of the free Press. Gavin Freeguard was until recently working for the Media Standards Trust and its spin-off Hacked Off campaign which is spearheaded by actors Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan, and Formula 1 tycoon Max Mosley. The trust was founded by Sir David Bell, controversially chosen to be one of the assessors assisting Lord Justice Leveson to write his report on the future of newspapers