When Spike last looked, the story was no longer on the Edinburgh Evening News website – but when it was, yesterday, the top line wasn’t about the young man fined in court for assault, but who his father is.
And on hearing how his son had been reported, former Sun editor, Steve Sampson, exploded. “I am not the story,” he said. “I was Sun editor so long ago, The Beatles were No.1 and Scotland was going to win the World Cup. It’s just bad reporting from the agency [United News Service] that provided the copy.”
He continued: “Threats of rape and murder were made against girls in my son’s company. My son told the court he regrets violence being used against violence. That was wrong. But, frankly, these guys set upon some young men, ten years younger than them, and they lost.”
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