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Tagged: / Posted: 28 September 2008

Hello Nick,

I edit a magazine about illegal drugs called Druglink. I am one of the few journalists in the country who is able to carry out investigations, and i love it. Anyway, i thought your book  was great. Below is a classic example of what you say is going on across the UK, which i bumped into while looking into the police-drug dealer merry-go-round. Look at the story (complete with picture byline) in the the local paper, the Mansfield Chad and then look at the Notts Police press release. Hey presto! Pot Noodle journalism.

http://www.chad.co.uk/news/Biggest-ever-drugs-crackdown-snares.4518585.j...

http://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/newsandevents/appeals/2008/septembe...

Regards

Max Daly  

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