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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