Saturday 21 October 2017

Phone-hacker ordered to name his accomplice

Brian Farmer in London

A PRIVATE investigator embroiled in a tabloid newspaper phone-hacking scandal yesterday failed in a bid to keep secret the name of the journalist who instructed him to intercept messages.

The UK Supreme Court said Glenn Mulcaire, who worked for the now-defunct 'News of the World', must name the "person instructing him" to lawyers representing Nicola Phillips, a former assistant to public relations consultant Max Clifford, who claims her phone was hacked and wants damages.

Five Supreme Court justices -- who said the case arose out of the phone-hacking scandal -- ruled against Mulcaire, following a hearing in London.

Mulcaire was jailed in 2007 after a court heard he and an ex-journalist on the 'News of the World' had plotted to hack into royal aides' phone messages.

Irish Independent

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