Former Insight journalist Paul Eddy has died

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A former Sunday Times Insight team journalist who exposed Israeli interrogation methods and forensically investigated the 1984 Brighton bomb has died aged 64.

Paul Eddy is praised in a Times obituary today as a journalist who “set standards for accuracy and attention to detail that were the benchmarks for good journalism”.

After dropping out of school at 15 he began his journalism career on the Leamington Morning News. He “toiled for a sweatshop news agency in one of the seedier parts of East London” before he set up his own agency in the West Midlands.

After tracking down John Profumo, who had gone into hiding following the revelation of his affair with Christine Keeler, he won a part-time contract with the Sunday Mirror. After then working shifts at the AP bureau in Athens, The Times reports,  he “sidled on to the Sunday Times in 1971 through the traditional backdoor of casual shifts in the newsroom”.

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