Scribes might have hacked Prince Harry, William mobiles: Cop

Scribes might have hacked Prince Harry, William mobiles: Cop London: In a startling disclosure, a senior Metropolitan police officer has said that the phones of both Princes Harry and William might have been hacked by reporters.

Detective Chief Superintendent Philip Williams, when asked by the Commons Committee whether he suspected that the journalists had hacked into the princes' mobile phones, he replied, "Yes, I think they may well have done," the Daily Mail reported.

The Guardian newspaper had earlier reported that police had found evidence of News Group staff using private investigators who had hacked into 'thousands' of mobile phones.

The scandal ended with the imprisonment of the News of the World's royal editor Clive Goodman in 2007 for plotting to hack into the telephone messages of royal aides.

Private investigator Glen Mulcaire was also sent to prison for his involvement.

In July, the police had announced it would not conduct a new investigation into claims that thousands of public figures had their phones hacked into by News of the World reporters.

Yates during yesterday's hearing when asked if a fresh investigations would be done in the case, replied in negative, "We have always said if fresh evidence was presented we would consider it, but no new evidence has come to light."

Bureau Report