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Nick Clegg holds meeting with Dowler Family

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Nick Clegg: “We owe it to the Dowlers and other innocent victims of hacking to get these inquiries right”.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has held a meeting with the parents and sister of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, whose phone was allegedly hacked by the News of the World after she went missing in 2002.

Following the meeting, Mr Clegg said we owed it to the innocent hacking victims to get the inquiries right.

The Deputy PM also said Mr Murdoch should consider the “widespread revulsion” the disclosures had caused.

He said:

Listening to Bob, Sally and Gemma Dowler, it reminds you that it is innocent families like them who have paid a very heavy price for truly grotesque journalistic practices, which are simply beneath contempt.

We owe it to the Dowlers and other innocent victims of hacking to get these inquiries right, to make sure they are really strong, they can get to the bottom of what happened and make sure it never happens again.

The Dowler family will also hold meetings with David Cameron and Ed Miliband to discuss the allegations.