Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Andy Coulson: my own phone was hacked by private investigator

timesonline

The Conservative Party’s director of communications has been told by police that his voicemail messages were intercepted while he was editor of the News of the World.

Andy Coulson, a close aide to David Cameron, said he was contacted by a detective superintendent two weeks ago who said it appeared likely that his messages had been hacked into by Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator who was later jailed.

“I clearly didn't know what Glenn Mulcaire was up to,” he told MPs.

The claim, made to the Commons Culture Select Committee, will add weight to the News of the World claim that Mr Mulcaire had other clients than the Sunday tabloid, which was paying him £100,000 a year for his services.

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