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Day: 1 September 2011

News: Phone hacking of Bulger killer raises further questions about the police and the “News of the World”

On Sunday 28 August 2011 the “Sunday Times” reported that Operation Weeting police officers have warned Robert Thompson, one of the killers of James Bulger, this his telephone may have been hacked by the “News of the World”.   It is reported that details relating to him and others close to him appear in the papers being examined by the investigation.   The story is by David James Smith, author of a book about the Bulger case, The Sleep of Reason and was, surprisingly, not front page news.  It was picked up in the Metro but has received very little media attention. Continue reading

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