Lord Condon: Insatiable demand for Commissioner to speak to press

Asked about the relationship between Police and press Lord Condon said: "For every waking minute I was on duty for small periods of time that relationship with the media would be the single thing that was dominating my life."

He added that when there was a major event in London there would be an "insatiable demand for the Commissioner of the day to be saying things about it, to be reassuring the public, to be giving information".

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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.