Phone Hacking Allegations and the Police Investigation

8 04 2010

In two important articles over the Easter weekend, Nick Davies of the Guardian has reported that CPS papers in 2006 suggested that the Police investigation into Glenn Mulcaire and Clive Goodman focused on a small number of cases and suppressed names of more prominent victims. See the articles here and here.  In the main article entitled “Police ‘ignored News of the World phone hacking evidence’.” Nick Davies reported;

“In a further blow to the official version of events, the Guardian has discovered that although police and prosecutors named only eight victims in court, material seized by police from Mulcaire and the paper’s royal reporter, Clive Goodman, contained 4,332 names or partial names of people in whom the two men had an interest, 2,978 numbers or partial numbers for mobile phones and 30 audio tapes which appear to contain an unspecified number of recordings of voicemail messages.”

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