Retired police officer David Harrison
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Leveson told press 'jeopardised' Ipswich murders probe

A retired police officer has told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics the press "jeopardised" the Ipswich serial murder probe in 2006.

David Harrison, who carried out surveillance of a suspect for Suffolk Police, said the News of the World hired ex-special forces soldiers.

He said they carried out their own surveillance and that could have resulted in police losing track of him.

Mr Harrison, a retired Serious and Organised Crime Agency (Soca) investigator, said he was deployed to help Suffolk police keep a suspect - who was later cleared of involvement - under surveillance in December 2006.

But he said the News of the World (NoW) employed their own investigators to follow the police team.

  • 19 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK
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