Murdoch wants heads over 'tapping' scandal
Published 25/01/2011 | 05:00
news International is preparing a new damage-limitation strategy which could see the suspension of further journalists on the 'News of the World' ('NOTW') as early as this week to meet a demand from Rupert Murdoch that a line is drawn under the phone-hacking scandal.
The media tycoon arrived in London yesterday for a meeting with executives at his British newspapers, including former 'NOTW' editor and News International chief Rebekah Brooks, as the saga over claims of illegally accessing voicemails threatens to deepen with the revelation that further staff may have allegedly been involved.
Documents submitted to the High Court in proceedings brought by high-profile figures claiming their phones were hacked will disclose the identities of "several" members of staff previously unconnected with the activities of Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective jailed for listening to the messages of members of the royal household.