May Reopen Probe Investigation Into Claims Of Phone Hacking By Uncovers New Evidence In World

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The Metropolitan Police, chose not to launch In 2009 an investigation following the Guardian's claims that News of the World journalists were involved in widespread phone hacking of several thousand celebrities, sports stars and politicians.

The Met has asked the New York Times to Assistant Commissioner John Yates said provide any new material it has relating to the case, including an interview with former reporter Sean Hoare, who has claimed that Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson knew about News of the World staff eavesdropping on private messages when he was editor of the paper.

The photograph, PA Archive News International and David Cameron's PR chief, Andy Coulson, face the prospect of a fresh parliamentary inquiry into phone-hacking by the News of the World after Labour MPs said they plan to press for the issue to be referred to the powerful standards and privileges committee of the House of Commons. Andy Coulson, who gave evidence to a Culture, Media and Sport select committee in 2009, faces the prospect of a second parliamentary inquiry.

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