News of the World apologises to Dowlers by breaking in, leaving box of Milk Tray in kitchen

The News of the World has admitted an ‘error of judgment’ in choosing to apologise to the Dowler family for hacking into their murdered daughter’s voicemail by breaking into their house and leaving a note and a box of chocolates on the kitchen worktop.

‘We wanted to do something with a personal touch,’ said Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News International, ‘and nothing says sorry like a smashed window and a man dressed all in black fleeing from your property. But maybe with hindsight we should have left the card and gift on the door step. Anyway, we didn’t exactly break in – we still had a copy of their key from the original police investigation.’

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Posted: Jul 6th, 2011 by

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