Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Evening Star praised by Lord Chancellor

From Ipswich Evening Star

"You need look no further than two weeks ago for evidence of how the Freedom of Information Act should work. The Evening Star in Ipswich approached Suffolk Constabulary for a look at files on a notorious but now decades old, unsolved murder.

"The police took the sensible decision to treat the Star's request as an FOI request. they opened their files. The information made a great splash for the newspaper. But it also went a good way to cementing the trust between paper and police."

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