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NoW placed hacking lawyers under surveillance

The BBC has learned that a former police officer was hired by the News of the World to carry out surveillance on two lawyers, representing victims of phone hacking.

The private investigator tracked the family of Mark Lewis and his former assistant Charlotte Harris.

The revelations come just three days before James Murdoch is due to be questioned again by a parliamentary committee.

Newsnight's Richard Watson reports.

  • 07 Nov 2011