#Metgate (or the phone ‘hacking’) scandal continues with Gordon Brown complaining, as some tweeter suggested the other day, that his phone may NOT have been hacked. The Telegraph reports today that ‘someone’ may still be at it…….Tessa Jowell alerts police to fresh attempt to hack her mobile phone voicemail last week
David Allen Green, on his Jack of Kent blog, picked this up last September: Why Metgate Matters – MetGate: the law relating to interception of telephone calls and voicemail – MetGate: why an inquiry is not a party matter
It seems rather surprising that the Metropolitan Police, having declared that the matter had been dealt with some time back, are now speeding into action with the latest revelations, handing the investigation over to a different division within the force. Surely, another Police force should investigate this? I observed, as did many, back in September last that this wasn’t going to go away. Coulson may have resigned and it may well be that he and the prime minister (in terms of his judgment in appointing Coulson) have nothing to fear… time will tell.
News of the World faces new allegation of phone hacking within last year
Kelly Hoppen, Sienna Miller’s stepmother, is suing the NoW for ‘accessing or attempting to access her voicemail’
And this tweet from: John_Cooper_QC