Hack by name, hack by nature…

By DeusExMacintosh

Hack by name, hack by nature

Families of 7/7 bombing victims may have had their phones hacked by the News of the World, it has emerged. A solicitor for some of the relatives said one family had been told their phone may have been hacked in 2005.

The paper has also passed to police e-mails which allegedly show payments by it to the police were approved by the then editor Andy Coulson. Meanwhile, the journalist who sanctioned hacking murdered girl Milly Dowler’s phone has been identified.

BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson said News International executives found the information after a trawl of their documents. He said the information has yet to be handed to police although it was thought likely that they would already know it.

News International said it was determined to get to the bottom of this and that it would keep going until people viewed them in a “favourable” light.

We may be here some time, then…

Graham Foulkes, whose son David died in the Edgware Road blast, told the BBC he was contacted by officers on Tuesday after his details were found on a list as part of the police inquiry in hacking claims.

Mr Foulkes, of Oldham, Greater Manchester, recalled how his family had waited for a week after the 2005 attacks for news of David. “My wife and I were kind of all over the place, we were chatting to friends on the phone, in a very personal and deeply emotional context – and the thought that somebody may have been listening to that just looking for a cheap headline is just horrendous.”

He said police contacted him on Tuesday when they became aware of media reports that 7/7 victims’ families may have had their phones hacked.

BBC News

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