Met welcomes Leveson's findings on integrity of officers

The Metropolitan Police Service has called Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry a "healthy and valuable process" and has welcomed its findings.

Although there were incidents that left a perception of cosiness between particular senior officers and some journalists, Lord Justice Leveson found that that did not influence or taint decision-making.

Indeed the Inquiry has said that the integrity of our officers directly involved in the 2006 investigation "shone through" and is not doubted.

– Metropolitan Police statement

The statement also pointed out that Leveson "accepted" the Met's reasons for closing the original 2006 phone-hacking investigation