Relationships between the News of the World and Surrey police are laid bare at today’s court hearing. The police repeatedly heard the hacked messages from murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s phone and did nothing to investigate the hacking. The paper obviously realised it had committed a big error in revealing the hacked messages when it removed verbatim quotes on the phone from the story in its second edition on April 15 2002.
Day 7: Journalists at the News of the World repeatedly told Surrey police that they had listened to messages on Milly Dowler’s phone, the hacking trial heard today. Senior members of staff investigating the 13-year-old’s disappearance told the force that the paper had heard her voicemails on at least three occasions, the Old Bailey heard.
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