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Phone hacking: Met failed victims by not warning them

The Metropolitan Police has admitted acting unlawfully, when it failed to warn people in 2006 and 2007 that they could be the victims of phone hacking by the News of the World.

The admission was made at the High Court in London, in a case brought by the former deputy prime minister, Lord Prescott and four others.

Scotland Yard has apologised for the way their cases were handled, as the BBC's home editor, Mark Easton reports.

  • 07 Feb 2012
  • From the section UK