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Modern day fairytales part two: Leveson reconvenes over press coverage of wolf attack on grandmother

 

The Leveson inquiry was urgently reconvened today to hear new evidence from victims of media abuse.

Mr and Mrs XXX’s story hit the headlines when their daughter was attacked by a wolf who ate her grandmother.

The daughter is described Little, and was wearing a Red Riding Hood.

She cannot be named as she is subject to care proceedings after being allowed to wander alone in some woods.

The attorney general has ordered this story to be removed from the web, in case it prejudices the Leveson inquiry.

Mr and Mrs XXX asked for their evidence to be heard in camera. Mr Leveson agreed, because wanted his photo used in Hello magazine.

The Leveson press bench was almost empty today, because 43 journalists were arrested at 6am on suspicion of making mobile phone calls with intent.

One was charged after describing his job as: "Hack". The CPS intend to use his confession of phone hacking in evidence against him.

Mr and Mrs XXX told Richard Jay QC, counsel to the inquiry, they became tabloid media victims when their daughter was eaten by a wolf posing as the girl’s grandmother.

The wolf, aged 15 (in wolf years) cannot be named, under the Editors' Code Clause on Children.

"He’s the son of the notorious Big Bad Wolf," said a PCC spokes (we cannot say: spokesman or spokeswoman, as this could breach clause 12: Discrimination).

The grandmother cannot be named as this could reveal the girl’s identity. However she can be described as having big eyes, big teeth and big … wow!! [this has been deleted under the Sexual Offences Act and because it might cause her family grief and distress].

Mr and Mrs XXX told Mr Leveson they held a press conference when their daughter went missing.

They said: "Next day, the story was on the front page of all the papers! This was a clear breach of our privacy. We only consented to the story going on page 3, as we’d signed a £500,000 contract to sell our story to the Daily Mail."

Mr Jay asked them: ‘What did you do when you saw the papers?’

Mr XXX: "I let out a huge grunt."

Mr Jay: "Please leave Hugh Grant out of this. He doesn’t like publicity … though he asked me to remind you to watch his new film, Censorship Actually."

The family have asked for complete privacy as do not want any publicity. Their Facebook page currently has more than 800,000 Likes.

A woodcutter also gave evidence but cannot be named because his unusual occupation could lead to the identification of his son 16, who has an ASBO for making wolf whistles.

The wolf is currently having counselling for his tendency to dress up in grandmother’s clothing. 

Three press photographers were arrested outside the inquiry on suspicion of being terrorists.

Two had bombs disguised as cameras and one was carrying a false UK Press Card (see photo).

None of them can be identified because Leveson does not want people named at the point of arrest.

All three were later charged, but cannot be named in the interests of national security.

They are due to appear at a court, which cannot be identified under the Data Protection Act.

The media cannot cover the hearing because a burly bastard on the court door won’t let them in.

Reporting restrictions – set out in the Leveson Report - were not lifted. And never will be.

 

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