UK police face Parliament on tabloid phone hacking
London: A legislative committee is questioning senior London police officers about why they didn`t pursue a phone hacking investigation at the tabloid News of the World two years ago.
The newspaper was shut amid a flurry of public indignation over allegations it hacked into phones, including that of a murdered 13-year-old.
Before Tuesday`s hearing, opposition Labour Party legislators called for the resignation of John Yates, assistant commissioner of Metropolitan Police. He decided in 2009 that there was nothing more to investigate at the paper. Yates says he relied on advice from colleagues.
In 2007, a reporter and a private detective working for News of the World were sent to prison for hacking the voicemail messages of royal family employees.
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