Matthew Mellon

A Correction

Our February 1 report "Tycoon charged with computer hacking" stated that Matthew Mellon had been charged in connection with an investigation into an alleged phone-tapping and computer hacking gang, which was hacking into NHS computers to access confidential medical files to blackmail people, spying on police and bugging their phone calls to get information, and falsifying invoices. In fact, Mr Mellon has been charged with a single offence, which he denies - conspiracy to cause unauthorised modification of computer material. He has not been charged with any offence relating to blackmail, phone tapping or falsifying invoices. We are happy to clarify the position and apologise to Mr Mellon for any embarrassment caused. ®