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Lord Prescott of Kingston-upon-Hull is demanding a judicial review of the Metropolitan Police's decision to end its investigation into allegations of phone "hacking" by the News of the World.

But the big man's contribution has been dismissed by the policeman who ran the original investigation, Andy Hayman, as "another episode of Lord Prescott's rants. You know, he's nothing special."

Prezza asked the Met for all documents relating to him which were found by police during the original investigation which led to the conviction of Glenn Mulcaire. The Met refused his request. Prescott claims that constitutes an infringement of his human rights.

The investigation into use of default mobile voicemail PINs by News of the World led to the conviction of the paper's royal correspondent Clive Goodman and investigator Glenn Mulcaire in 2007.

The paper has always claimed it was just one rogue reporter despite recent reports that the practice was widespread under editor Andy Coulson - who is now chief spin doctor for PM David Cameron.

Prescott said: " It has always been my intention to discover the truth behind this case and whether the Metropolitan Police fulfilled its duty to follow all the lines of evidence. It is my belief they didn’t and I hope the judicial review will finally reveal why justice not only wasn’t done but wasn’t seen to be done.”

Hayman, who oversaw the original investigation, said there was no evidence that Prescott's phone had been hacked but his name was found on a journalist's contact list.

According to the Telegraph Hayman said: "He was on a list, along with lots of other celebrities and well-known people, held by a journalist - and that's no different to a contact list that's being held by any other journalist, come to that."

Former Metropolitan commissioner Brian Paddick has also requested a review. ®

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