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July 18 2011


Met chief Sir Paul Stephenson quits over phone hacking - a summary

Guardian :: Britain's top police officer, Sir Paul Stephenson, announced his shock resignation as he was brought down by his failure to tell senior figures, including the prime minister, that Scotland Yard had hired a former News of the World executive as an adviser while refusing to reopen inquiries into phone hacking. Sir Paul Stephenson says row over links to News International overshadowed his work.


Continue to read Vikram Dodd, www.guardian.co.uk


"Trash" bag treasure: 11,000 pages of handwritten notes - Scotland Yard's role in the phone-hacking scandal

New York Times :: Four years, from August 2006, when they were seized, until autumn 2010, six overstuffed plastic bags gathered dust and little else in a Scotland Yard evidence room. No one at the Metropolitan Police Service took care. Inside the bin ("trash") bags was a treasure-trove of evidence: 11,000 pages of handwritten notes listing nearly 4,000 celebrities, politicians, sports stars, police officials and crime victims whose phones may have been hacked by The News of the World, a now defunct British tabloid newspaper. During that same four years, senior Scotland Yard officials assured Parliament, judges, lawyers, potential hacking victims, the news media and the public that there was no evidence of widespread hacking by the tabloid.

Scotland Yard's role - continue to read Don Van Natta, Jr., www.nytimes.com

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"Dear Mr (Gil) Brown" - The New York Times and Scotland Yard correspondence

New York Times :: The New York Times has published its request for information about the phone-hacking scandal at The News of the World that was sent last year to Scotland Yard, and its response via DocumentCloud. DocumentCloud is a service which helps journalists to process and publish primary source documents and to make them accessible for a general public via embeddable viewer technology. 

Watch the primary source docs online at www.nytimes.com

July 07 2011


News of the World surveillance of detective: what Rebekah Brooks knew

Guardian :: Scotland Yard confronted Rebekah BrooksNews of the World, with evidence that her paper's resources had been used on behalf of Jonathan Rees and Sid Fillery, two private investigators who were suspected of murdering their former partner, Daniel Morgan. Resources were used to spy on the senior detective who was investigating their alleged crime. The Yard saw this as a possible attempt to pervert the course of justice.

Continue to read Nick Davies, www.guardian.co.uk

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