Report: NOTW Ordered Burglary

    Printer James Bradley reads the final edition of the British tabloid newspaper News of the World as it rolls off the press on July 9, 2011 at the News International print works in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. Staff at the British tabloid expressed sadness on July 9 at the phone-hacking scandal that killed it off, but vowed to go out with a bang, doubling its print run to five million. The 168-year-old newspaper is expected to record its biggest sale for years as its historic final edition becomes a collector's item. Owner Rupert Murdoch pulled the plug on July 7 after a long-running scandal over phone hacking at the tabloid exploded into a national row with claims that murdered children and relatives of soldiers killed in combat were among those targeted.  AFP PHOTOO / POOL / IAN NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read IAN NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The now-defunct Rupert Murdoch–owned tabloid News of the World allegedly ordered a burglary by a private detective agency at the home of a “newsworthy” individual, according to a report in Tuesday’s Independent. A police report indicates that Southern Investigations or an associate “gained unauthorized access” into a private home “with a view to gaining information on the resident.” The allegations have surfaced as part of Operation Tuleta, the police investigation into illegal activity at News of the World other than phone hacking and corruption. Several public figures reported break-ins around the time their phones were hacked and nothing was reportedly stolen, suggesting the burglars were looking for information.

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