Paddick accuses Met of leaking confidential witness information

Yesterday former policeman Brian Paddick gave evidence to the Leveson inquiry, including these claims about the Met Police:

Scotland Yard was accused today of leaking highly sensitive information about witnesses under its protection to a private investigator working for the News of the World.

It was also accused of “tipping off” Rebekah Wade about key developments in the phone hacking investigation when she was editor of The Sun.

Former deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick made dramatic claims that the Met was too close to News International – and refused to investigate even when the links were revealed. He said secret information about people with new identities was “leaked” to Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the centre of the phone hacking scandal, who was jailed. (Evening Standard)

Meanwhile at the weekend, Brian Paddick had been out campaigning in Sutton:

 

Follow Brian Paddick, Caroline Pidgeon and the London Team on Facebook here or on Twitter here.

Read more by or more about , or .
This entry was posted in London and News.
Advert

One Comment

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarDavid Wright 26th May - 1:32pm
    Although driverless cars will make the news, driverless trucks will probably be more important at first. Big trucks are EXPENSIVE so the cost of all...
  • User AvatarKay Kirkham 26th May - 12:57pm
    I don't know what was proposed on changes to the nomination process for elections but I suggest that collecting signatures on a piece of paper...
  • User AvatarTobie Abel 26th May - 12:49pm
    @David Evans - I'm young enough to remember the 80's and to have lived through the fruition of some of that mantra. Working from home,...
  • User AvatarGeoff Bell 26th May - 11:31am
    As requested I have submitted a more detailed explanation of the concept of Public Democracy to Lib Dem Voice and will provide a link to...
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 26th May - 11:29am
    Let's all start calling him de Pfeffel.
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 26th May - 11:26am
    Any technology can and does go wrong. What is more, designers and engineers are quite poor at anticipating unusual accidents because they think in channels...