MPs reprimand police over newspaper phone hacking | UK news | guardian.co.uk

Met police assistant commissioner, John Yates, failed to reveal scale of News International hacking, says committee

Metropolitan police assistant commissioner John Yates has been reprimanded by the culture select committee for what it claims was a failure to give more detailed evidence to MPs over the scale of hacking into private phone messages by former News International employees. The chairman of the culture committee, John Whittingdale, has written to Yates to deliver the reprimand.

Yates has angrily replied it had never been his intention to mislead the committee and he is most concerned that the committee believed that to be the case.

The Guardian revealed last week that a freedom of information request had disclosed that the police found News International had pin codes, which are used for accessing voicemail messages, belonging to 91 people. The phones had been accessed by the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who worked for the News of the World and the paper’s royal correspondent, Clive Goodman

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~ by Gary Austin on February 10, 2010.

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