QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
B e f o r e :
(Vice President of the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division)
MR JUSTICE DOUGLAS BROWN
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Thursday, 26th June 2003
"He involved MPs and ombudsmen and he began making allegations against the two people who had interviewed his wife, Mr McElhone and Mr Drinkwater. He sent some anonymous letters to the respondents and made allegations against Mr McElhone and Mr Drinkwater which were of a very serious nature".
"He took some photographs of Mr McElhone in the respondents' security zone and at the beginning of December he used such a paragraph to produce and offensive Christmas card which he published in his place of work. At the same time the applicant sent a comprehensive indictment of what Mr McElhone is alleged to have done, not only to Mr McElhone's employees but also, apparently, to a television programme".