Leveson told press 'jeopardised' Ipswich murders probe
A retired police officer has told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics the press "jeopardised" the Ipswich serial murder probe in 2006.
David Harrison, who carried out surveillance of a suspect for Suffolk Police, said the News of the World hired ex-special forces soldiers.
He said they carried out their own surveillance and that could have resulted in police losing track of him.
Mr Harrison, a retired Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca) investigator, said he was deployed to help Suffolk police keep a suspect - who was later cleared of involvement - under surveillance in December 2006.
But he said the News of the World (NoW) employed their own investigators to follow the police team.