The London Mayor also said he had no plans to call for the sacking of Assistant Commissioner John Yates, who yesterday expressed ”regrets” over failures during the Scotland Yard inquiry.
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Speaking at his monthly grilling by the London Assembly, he detailed how he had discussed with police in 2006 that he may have been a victim.
He said he told detectives he would help as part of a prosecution ”if you need me” – but understood he would not be required.
Mr Johnson added: ”Quite frankly, why on earth should I go through some court case in which it would have inevitably involved going over all the pathetic so-called revelations that the News of the World had dug up… Why should I, when the police had made it clear to me when they had abundant evidence?”