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PHONE HACKING ALLEGATIONS

Friday July 10th, 2009
ImagePHONE HACKING ALLEGATIONS NIXED

Claims that a huge mobile phone hacking operation was lanched by the News of the world have been nixed by police. Following allegations by The Guardian that reporters paid PIs to hack into thousands of phones owned by the rich and famous a police investigation claimed there was no new evidence since two men were jailed for the offence in 2007.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC has stated, 'I have no reason to consider that there was anything inappropriate in the prosecutions that were undertaken in this case.'

NOTW royal editor Clive Goodman and PI Glen Mulcaire were jailed for four and six months respectively in early 2007 when they had, according to Met Assistant Commisioner John Yates ‘been engaged in sophisticated and wide-ranging conspiracy to gather private and personal data, principally about high profile figures’. However he recently concluded 'No additional evidence has come to light since this case has concluded. I therefore consider that no further investigation is required.'
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