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Journalist defends Broadmoor action

Managers at Broadmoor took a journalist to court yesterday in an attempt to force him to reveal his sources following the leaking of confidential reports on the escape of two killers from the top-security hospital.

Neil Hyde, of the INS News Group, based in Reading, Berkshire, appeared at a private hearing in the High Court.

The case concerns reports into the escapes last year of a rapist and murderer on a shopping trip, and of another murderer taken for treatment at an outside hospital. The hearing is expected to conclude today.