UK to probe tabloid phone hacking claims
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 20:50
London: The Scotland Yard on Thursday said it would leave "no stone unturned" in the investigation into allegations of phone hacking against a leading tabloid, the News of the World.

Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin today said: "It will be very robust and it will be under scrutiny as it should be. It will restore confidence in victims who feel they have not been given a service. It will be with no stone unturned.

"We have some of the most skilled investigators in the country and you will be proud of what they do."

There are allegations that reporters hacked into cell phone voicemail messages of celebrities and lawmakers. For Prime Minister Gordon Brown has also asked the Yard to probe if his phones were hacked.

Assistant Commissioner John Yates said police reopened inquiries into the issue after they were passed "new and highly significant material."

A reporter for the News of the World tabloid and a private investigator were previously convicted over phone hacking in 2007. Several celebrities have called for an independent inquiry.


First Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 20:50

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