Last week’s Panorama, Cops, Criminals, Corruption: The Inside Story helped shed some light into the corrupt links between underworld criminals, corrupt police and private investigators around the murder of Daniel Morgan. But there is a fourth element which partly explains why this murder has been so difficult to investigate – and that’s the role of the fourth estate: the media. Continue reading
Most people are aware of the phone hacking scandal and the high profile defendants at the ‘trial of the century’ last year. But neither Andy Coulson, nor Rebekah Brooks, nor phone hacking are anything like as important as the real scandal of the News of the World, which involves much more serious crimes that threaten the pillars of the criminal justice system in Britain. Continue reading
It will be four years to the day tomorrow that the Guardian published the front page expose of the Hacking of Milly Dowler by Nick Davies and Amelia Hill which led to the setting up of the Leveson inquiry and kicked off this seemingly endless saga of the investigation of press intrusion. Continue reading
I’m not going to rehearse the sorry history of Sun on Sunday columnist and former Conservative MP who has spent the last two weeks attacking the 17 year old behind the #Milifandom phenomenon. The young student has had enough grief as it is, and Louise Mensch’s words speak for themselves. Continue reading
There is another question raised by Mazher Mahmood‘s evidence at the Leveson inquiry that he never employed a private detective after his extensive work with Southern Investigations in the 1990s. Continue reading
The first full “uncensored” account of the phone hacking trial by journalist Peter Jukes is to be published within weeks, Canbury Press announced today.Beyond Contempt: The Inside Story of the Hacking Trial will be speedily released in e-book format by the end of July 2014.
Peter Jukes was named Britain’s best social media journalist for his live-tweeting of the trial at the Old Bailey. Continue reading
Peter Jukes, a former award-winning dramatist, has live-tweeted all 29 weeks of the trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and five other defendants at London’s Old Bailey since October 2013. Continue reading