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Journalist, broadcaster, author. Co-ordinator , . Former Editor-in-Chief, Exaro. Views are my own – except, perhaps, retweets.
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Mark Watts 15h
High Court ruled against BBC re police raid on Cliff Richard’s home. It would no doubt disapprove, but the Press is right to judge a mere police visit to the home of a prominent person over a domestic row to be a matter of public interest to plaster all over the front pages.
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Mark Watts Jun 22
Week 7 of . Lord Bramall’s Met interview. And Harvey Proctor indignant on stand. My round-up in 226 tweets… Day 21: Day 22: Day 23: Day 24: Day 25:
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Mark Watts Jun 22
Week 7 of . Lord Bramall’s Met interview. And Harvey Proctor indignant on stand. My round-up in 226 tweets… Day 21: Day 22: Day 23: Day 24: Day 25:
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @clairefelicite2
To be more precise, Harvey Proctor confirmed to that he had accused the Met of having acted in “bad faith”...
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @clairefelicite2
To be more precise, Harvey Proctor confirmed to that he had accused the Met of having acted in “bad faith”...
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @craftymuvva
The only attack by two men on Harvey Proctor that was mentioned in was the savage assaults on him, together with threats to kill him, in his flat in Fulham, following the court case for his “gross indecency”.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @AndyRog2330 @ciabaudo
It means that he has been granted judgment.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Judge adjourns until Tuesday. ‘Nick’ denies 12 charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice and one of fraud. Case continues.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Cross-examination of Harvey Proctor at finishes after two hours (excluding breaks). No re-examination. Witness stands down.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Harvey Proctor confirms to that following the attack he decided not to report it to police, in part because he did not think that he would be believed, but he also did not want to subject his mother to more adverse publicity.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Harvey Proctor confirms to that following the convictions of gross indecency he had allowed two men to stay at his flat in Fulham, who ended up seriously attacking him, beating him unconscious with an ash tray and a hammer.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Brief adjournment in while issue of whether the question can continue to be put to Harvey Proctor is resolved.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
As defence counsel begins to ask Harvey Proctor at about an issue that followed his conviction on four counts of gross indecency, when two men asked whether they could stay in his flat, prosecutor Tony Badenoch intervenes to ask the judge to send out the jury.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Harvey Proctor tells : “There was no Westminster VIP paedophile ring, or as you, or you client, says, ‘group’.”
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
On accusations of the three killings and sexual abuse of ‘Nick’ with other boys at various locations, inc Dolphin Square, Harvey Proctor denies each one in turn at .
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Defence counsel puts it to Harvey Proctor at that he had been a member of a paedophile ring. “No, sir,” Proctor responds.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Harvey Proctor tells that he decided to hold a press conference to declare “his innocence from the rooftops” because he was “fed up” with the “drip, drip, drip” of information from Exaro and the Met.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Judge Sir James Goss tells Harvey Proctor at that if he wants to finish his evidence today, he must answer the questions put to him directly.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Harvey Proctor confirms to that he is suing the Met and ‘Nick’ for £1m, but says that he was prepared to settle for less. He also says that he has secured judgment against ‘Nick’.
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Mark Watts Jun 21
Replying to @MarkWatts_1
Harvey Proctor tells that a journalist had told him that he had spoken with ‘Nick’ and that he was barking. The journalist had put his real name to Proctor, among other names, to see his reaction, he adds.
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