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Sun editor defends “innocuous” page 3

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By John Glenday, Reporter

February 8, 2012 | 1 min read

Sun editor Dominic Mohan has defended his paper’s use of page 3 girls, telling the Leveson inquiry that their daily diet of topless models is a celebration of “natural beauty”.

Calling it an “innocuous British institution” that represents “youth and freshness” Mohan maintained his paper’s commitment to continuing with the staple.

Mohan mounted his spirited defence whilst giving evidence during his second appearance before the inquiry, where he was being quizzed on his time editing the Bizarre showbusiness column.

Admitting that he couldn’t be “100% sure” that not a single story emerged as a result of phone hacking Mohan said: “"What I would say is you've picked a number of stories over more than three years, and I'm sure if you took a sample from any number of newspapers over a three-year period, there would be numerous references to phone calls."

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