Saturday, 16 April 2011

Claim that reporters paid police to be probed

A criminal investigation into claims journalists paid police officers for information is being considered by Scotland Yard, it has been confirmed.

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My comment: They should also look into why the Police dropped the original investigation into the phone hacking by the News of the World. 

The Met's John Yates has previously told MPs that there were only a small number of victims, based on what he said was legal advice that the police would have to prove that messages had been intercepted and also listened to before being heard by the recipient.

But Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has now said that was not the advice given to detectives. He says advice from his prosecutors was at best provisional and "did not limit the scope and extent of the criminal investigation".

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