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 Raw 18th Aug - 3:27pm
    @ Richard Underhill "Vince Cable used to teach about Keynes while he was a Labour councillor, despite the contradictions of the two roles." And what...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 18th Aug - 3:17pm
    @ David Evans The Labour costing document states that abolishing university tuition fees and restoring maintenance grants will cost £11.2bn a year. They suggested that...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 18th Aug - 3:13pm
    Joe, As I said I agree with a lot of what you say, but as you, yourself have demonstrated by your post, the explanations for...
  • User AvatarJoe Bourke 18th Aug - 2:48pm
    Thomas, the prefabrication technology you mention could be a good improvement for the UK and I believe a Chinese firm has recently set-up in the...
  • User AvatarPeter Kemp 18th Aug - 2:35pm
    ANY logic says that if you are of an open mind, tolerant and anti brexit ..... you would already be a Lib Dem member or...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 18th Aug - 2:23pm
    There is more of Scotland north of Caithness, where Jo Grimond was an MP.