Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
Chief Constable Jonathan Stoddart of Durham Constabulary. Involved in several major crime reviews and investigations throughout his career, including the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham and the murder of a British National in Kenya, and also, for a time, the officer in overall control of Operation Resolve, the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989. Shortly after giving evidence to Leveson Inquiry in 2012, Stoddart resigned, aged 52, on grounds of health.
Born 1959. Australian lawyer and, until 2014, Deputy Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. During her time at the IPCC was responsible for many high-profile criminal and misconduct investigations and decisions involving the police. Told the Inquiry of the IPCC’s role in relation to police response to events such as the phone-hacking scandal, the death of Ian Tomlinson during the London G20 protests in 2009, and the decision to launch an independent investigation into the aftermath of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster.