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Kate's bank details were 'hacked' by investigator

Mark Hughes in London

Published 09/06/2011 | 05:00

Kate Middleton had her bank account details hacked by a private detective working for a tabloid newspaper, a British MP claimed yesterday.

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Her account was accessed in 2005 when she was the girlfriend of Prince William, by Jonathan Rees, a private investigator who once worked for the 'News of the World', it was alleged.

Other high-profile individuals said to have been targets for Mr Rees -- who was cleared of murder earlier this year -- include Tony Blair, Jack Straw, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and John Yates, the Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner who once headed the phone hacking inquiry.

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The allegations were made after Mr Rees was named by Tom Watson MP. He told the House of Commons yesterday that Scotland Yard had evidence against the investigator but have said it falls outside the scope of their investigation.

Detectives at Scotland Yard are understood to have been in touch with Kate to warn her that her bank details may have been accessed.

Police confirmed they have received "a number of allegations" and the force is considering investigating.

It is understood that the reason the allegations fall outside the scope of the investigation, codenamed Operation Weeting, is because they do not relate to phone hacking, but other forms of illegal intrusion.

A St James's Palace spokesman said they were unable to comment. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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