Roy Greenslade on the case of the News of the World journalist and the police officer | Media | The Guardian
As Phil Hall, the former News of the World editor who championed Thurlbeck’s case, says: “I feel that not only has Neville has been vindicated, but so has the cause of investigative journalism.”
Thurlbeck, 38, certainly hasn’t suffered at his paper. New editor Rebekah Wade has promoted him to deputy head of a new investigations department. It will be a scandal if Farmer becomes the scapegoat for his bosses’ mistaken prosecution.