Scotland Yard said on Thursday that there was insufficient evidence to reopen inquiries into allegations that journalists for some of Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspapers paid for the illegal hacking of mobile telephones belonging to high profile figures.

Assistant Commissioner John Yates also cast doubt on the extent of illegal breaking into personal mobile phone accounts owned by UK celebrities, politicians or other targets of journalistic inquirites.

Mr Yates had been asked to investigate by Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, after politicians, police officers and senior News Corp executives had been drawn into allegations that thousands of such cases had been unveiled.

5 Responses to “Untouchable”

  1. celticlion Says:

    In Torture Cancer


    In replies I outlined how police officers illegally entered the PNC to forge custody records etc.

    Do we have a situation here, some side reports to this story suggest, that journalists paid police officers to enter the PNC etc to obtain information about celebrities etc.

    Do the police really want an investigation that could also expose the degree that the police are unlawfully accessing the PNC for a whole spectrum of illegal purposes?

  2. RickB Says:

    I think you’ve hit the bullseye there, they are covering their tracks in avoiding new investigations.

  3. libhomo Says:

    I have to wonder if even Scotland Yard is afraid of Rupert Murdoch.

  4. RickB Says:

    First rule of such criminal games, include the people who might investigate and cause you trouble, own the police and you are free of the law. Shows also Murdoch is about power not actual journalism (as if anyone thought he was).

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