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UK cops: Give us ONE journo's phone records. Vodafone: Take the WHOLE damn database!

Blundering Vodafone leaked the phone records of 1,760 Brit journalists and their colleagues to London's Met Police, a UK watchdog confirmed on Tuesday. The cops had used surveillance laws to demand information on one particular journo's calls. But after realizing Vodafone had handed over records on hundreds of journalists, …
Shaun Nichols, 26 Nov 2014
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Cops cuff tabloid computer hacking suspect in Newcastle

Officers investigating claims of computer hacking in relation to alleged voicemail interception and other offences at Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group - News International - arrested another suspect this morning. They said a 48-year-old man was manacled at a business premises in the Newcastle area earlier today. The …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Oct 2012
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Phone hack scandal: Cop, two scribes nabbed in bung brouhaha

Two journalists and one serving police officer were arrested early this morning under suspicion of corruption and allegations relating to misconduct in a public office. Scotland Yard cops working on the Operation Elveden inquiry into claims of police bung-taking, which is an investigation happening in conjunction with the Met' …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Sep 2012
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Journo bung probe cops cuff armed-forces bloke and wife

Met cops investigating allegations of corrupt payments to police and public officials arrested two suspects in Surrey this morning. A 32-year-old woman was cuffed at her home in Chertsey at 6am BST, and her 42-year-old husband - who is a serving member of the armed forces - was nabbed at a separate address in Camberley half an …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Sep 2012
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Phone-hack saga: Prison officer cuffed in cop bung probe

A 31-year-old prison officer was arrested at his home in Northampton this morning as part of Scotland Yard's investigation into alleged bungs to cops. The probe is related to the Met's ongoing phone-hacking inquiry. The unnamed suspect remains in police custody. He was cuffed over allegations of conspiracy to corrupt, contrary …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Sep 2012
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Cops cuff journo over anonymous plod blogger unmasking

Scotland Yard officers arrested a 28-year-old man this morning on suspicion of computer hacking relating to the identification of a previously anonymous blogger in 2009. The Met said the suspect is a journalist and that he was cuffed as part of the force's Operation Tuleta investigation into alleged computer hacking by …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Aug 2012
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Scotland Yard collars seventh computer-hack suspect

A seventh computer-hacking suspect was arrested this morning by detectives who are also probing separate allegations of voicemail interception at Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers. Scotland Yard is yet to put out an official statement, but officers confirmed to The Register that an unnamed man, whose age and alleged offences …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Jul 2012
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Scotland Yard officers cuff ex-cop in latest police bung probe

A retired special ops detective has been arrested by officers investigating allegations of illegal payments to police in relation to an ongoing inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal that has swamped Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper business. The Met confirmed this morning that they had cuffed a 57-year-old man at his home …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 May 2012
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Ex-army bloke, 2 other bods cuffed after News Corp tip-off

Three more suspects were arrested this morning by officers investigating allegations of illegal payments to police and public officials in relation to the phone hacking scandal at News International. Scotland Yard cops are currently searching two addresses in Lancashire and Kent. The Met said in a statement that a 36-year-old …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Apr 2012
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Phone-hack saga: Prosecutors mull charges for 11 suspects

Four journalists and one cop have been pinpointed by the UK's Crown Prosecution Service over alleged offences relating to phone hacking, it emerged today. The CPS confirmed to The Register that 11 suspects could face prosecution over misdeeds that led to the scandal that rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire and damaged the …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Apr 2012
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Met to push rape warnings over Wi-Fi to Xmas partygoers

London police are turning to Wi-Fi to beam alerts to revellers in the capital, warning them of the danger of rape while out partying and drinking over Christmas. Wi-Fi hotspots near popular clubs in central parts of London, such as Ministry of Sound, Proud Galleries and the Trocadero Centre, are being targeted by Scotland Yard …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Dec 2011
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NotW didn't delete Milly Dowler 'false hope' voicemail

New evidence has emerged that shows that the News of the World was not responsible for deleting voicemail messages on murder victim Milly Dowler's phone, a move that gave her family false hope that the schoolgirl might still be alive. Scotland Yard officers working on Operation Weeting discovered phone logs that showed that …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Dec 2011
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Woman cuffed by phone-hack probe plods

Scotland Yard arrested a 31-year-old woman just before dawn today on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages. The Met said the unnamed woman was currently being held in custody at a police station in Northumbria. "Officers from Operation Weeting have this morning, Wednesday, 30 November, arrested a woman in …
Kelly Fiveash, 30 Nov 2011
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ePlods charge man, 60, with chick-lit MP Twitter threats

A man, arrested in August on suspicion of menacing Tory MP Louise Mensch via Twitter and threatening emails, has been charged under section 127 of the 2003 Communications Act. "A man arrested over allegations of malicious communications and threats made via email and a social networking site against Louise Mensch MP has been …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Nov 2011
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Yates of the Yard cleared of misconduct

Former Scotland Yard assistant commissioner, John Yates, has been cleared of misconduct, after it was claimed that he had helped the daughter of a News of the World journalist get a job at the Met. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said in a brief statement that, following a probe into Yates' affairs, no evidence …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Nov 2011
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Ex-councillor jailed for grooming blackmailer posing as teen

A 52-year-old Londoner has been jailed for 15 months after he was caught attempting to sexually groom a child online. Scotland Yard said that John Friary, of Camberwell Road, SE5, was sentenced last Friday at Isleworth Crown Court. Friary, a former Labour councillor, was snared by a blackmailer posing as a 15-year-old girl on …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Nov 2011
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Phone-hack scandal: Bloke cuffed in cop bung probe

A 48-year-old man was arrested at an address outside London this morning by Scotland Yard officers in connection with allegations of "inappropriate payments to police". The Met said in a short statement that the unnamed man was detained on suspicion of corruption as part of Operation Elveden. That probe, supervised by the …
Kelly Fiveash, 4 Nov 2011
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Biker gang plunders Covent Garden Apple Store

Grieving Apple Store staff arrived to work this morning to find their Covent Garden shop had been plundered overnight by a biker gang. Two men are being questioned by coppers after the "smash and grab" raid at 1am today, just days after the death of billionaire Apple baron Steve Jobs. Coppers were alerted after a gang of …
Paul Kunert, 10 Oct 2011

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