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Former Met Chiefs at Leveson

Former Scotland Yard commissioners Lord Condon and Lord Stevens are to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.

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Former Met Chief: 'Hospitality can be start of a grooming process'

Lord Condon said in a statement to the inquiry: "In my view hospitality can be the start of a grooming process which leads to inappropriate and unethical behaviour."

He added: "In any walk of life, hospitality can be appropriate, can be sensible, can be necessary, can be ethical.

"But on the other side of that, it can lead to inappropriate closeness, and in some cases that can lead to criminal behaviour."

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