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Prescott attacks Met Police over phone hacking probe

Former deputy PM John Prescott has called for a judicial review into how the Metropolitan Police investigated allegations of phone hacking at the News of the World.

Head of news, Ian Edmondson, was sacked on Tuesday following an internal inquiry and police have launched a fresh investigation after receiving "significant new information", Scotland Yard has said.

Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months in January 2007 alongside royal editor Clive Goodman, who was sentenced to four months, for hacking into the mobile phones of royal aides.

A number of public figures have since launched civil legal actions against both the newspaper and the police amid allegations the practice of phone hacking was widespread.

  • 26 Jan 2011
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