For the attention of Mark Watts, Editor-in Chief of Exaro News.
On Wednesday 7 Oct on BBC Newsnight you were asked by Evan Davis whether you were aware that one witness had written an email telling a social worker that Leon Brittan had never abused him or anyone he knows. You replied, “We were not aware of that and we do not know if such an email exists.”
Information has come to me which calls into question the accuracy of your answer. I’ve been reliably informed that you were aware of the email in question before giving that interview.
I would like to give you the opportunity to correct this error and so I’d like to ask you the question again.
Mark Watts, at the time you were asked by Evan Davis on Newsnight, were you aware that one witness had written an email telling a social worker that Leon Brittan had never abused him or anyone he knows ?
I include below the full interview to refresh your memory and I await your response.