News of the World Hacked Investigators

Celebrities, victims, politicians, and now Scotland Yard. Five senior police officers discovered that their phone messages had been hacked by the News of the World shortly after the first criminal inquiry began in 2006. This raises new questions about the quality of the initial investigation, and to what extent it was compromised. Of the 11,000 documents seized from the home of hacking specialist Glenn Mulclaire in 2007, investigators found the names of Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan Police commissioner and other officials involved in the inquiry. A possible “cozy” relationship between Scotland Yard and News of the World is another area of question, a reason current and former officials believe that the initial hacking investigation was not thoroughly pursued.