Hacking victim urges Leveson not to muzzle press

Field tells jury to separate press regulation from criminal behaviour.

Alleged phone-hacking victim Mary-Ellen Field today insisted she did not want to see the press muzzled.

Ellen-Field has been granted core-participant status by the Leveson Inquiry and says she was sacked from her job as an advisor to supermodel Elle Macpherson in 2006 after she was wrongly accused of leaking stories to the press.

In fact it appears that her phone messages were hacked by the News of the World.

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