The Sun has suspended undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood after the judge in the Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial said there were "strong grounds" to believe he had "lied" at a pre-trial hearing.
A statement from the newspaper said: "We are very disappointed with this outcome, but do believe the original investigation was conducted within the bounds of the law and the industry's Code. This was demonstrated by the CPS decision to prosecute,
"The Sun, of course, takes the Judge's remarks very seriously. Mr Mahmood has been suspended pending an immediate internal investigation."
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