July 5th, 2011

Phone Hacker Glenn Mulcaire Asks Press to Respect His Privacy

From: Charlotte Dewar
Date: 5 July 2011 14:53
Subject: STRICTLY PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL: The wife and children of Glenn Mulcaire


The Commission has this afternoon been contacted by Sarah Webb, a representative of the wife of Glenn Mulcaire. As you will see, Ms Webb has said that a number of representatives of the media are at the family home. Mr Mulcaire is not at the home. Mrs Mulcaire and the children are distressed by the attention and have asked that the PCC make editors aware of their request that journalists should leave the area. Ms Webb states that press enquiries relating to Mr Mulcaire should be directed to her at the email address provided.

We are happy to make editors aware of the position. Please feel free to give me a call to discuss any Code issues.

Best wishes

Sent: 05 July 2011
To: Charlotte Dewar
Subject: Glenn Mulcaire

I act for the wife of Glenn Mulcaire.

As you know, Mr Mulcaire is the subject of considerable news attention today. At the moment, his house is being besieged by press. He is not at home. His wife and children (who are under the age of 18) are in the home. They are distressed by the presence of large numbers of reporters and photographers, which has stopped them from entering or leaving the home.

Mrs Mulcaire and her children do not wish to speak to the press; they have not been involved in any way in allegations of phone hacking. I would be grateful if you could make clear our request to editors, in line with Clause 4 (Harassment) of the Editors’ Code, that their representatives leave the area of the home. Media enquiries regarding Mr Mulcaire should be directed to me at the email address above.

Thank you

Sarah Webb


  1. 1
    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Leave your mobile number, I’ll get back to you.

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    MisterE says:

    His wife and kids are under the age of 18…?!?

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    MrAngry61 says:

    At the moment, his house is being besieged by press.

    Good – let him have a taste of the treatment that the media dishes out to others.

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    Rebekah Brooks must resign says:

    I only feel sorry for the Dowler family, they have been put through hell.

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    Eileen Critchley says:

    …..and press 3 if you’re a c**t.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What planet is that sarah webb on?

    Phone hacker violated other peoples privcy and expects a right that he would not afford others.

    Only in Britan could this happen.

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    bergen says:

    More front than Southend.

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    sdlrob says:

    if it was him calling for privacy, then i would shout HYPOCRITE!…

    But it’s not, it’s his wife & kids… and i kinda agree that, as they probably had nothing to do with the guy’s actions, they should be left alone.

    let the press hound the guy…. not his wife & kids

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    Handycock (Teen Fondler) says:

    I know what she feels like. They did the same to me when the news broke about my dear Katya being a Russian Spy. They even started knocking on the doors of my constituents, trying to find out how many women I had shagged. The Press are a disgrace particularly Murdoch’s papers.


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    Press 5 says:

    You reap what you sow.

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    Professor Sir Robert Winstons says:

    What a depraved, vile, loathsome cu’nt

    I cant wait to hear the thoughts of Fraser Nelson on this

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    Phantom says:

    You make a deal with the Devil… you risk more than getting your toes burnt….

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    Ed Milimong And His Superfluous Extra Gene says:

    Can’t hit retweet quickly enough

    Christ almighty, this is *unbelievable*

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    Thats News says:

    At the moment, his house is being besieged by press. He is not at home.

    Well, then, Charlotte, may I suggest that he gets the FUCK back home to look after his wife and children?


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    Old but good says:

    If you wish to contact Mr Mulcaire please leave a message on your voicemail.

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    Senior says:

    Glenn Mulcaire deleting messages from the phone of a missing girl that were left by her concerned friends and relatives is a lot worse than the journalists who his wife is complaining about. Instead of telling the journalists to go away, she should be telling her husband (through the journalists) that she doesn’t want to be married to such an evil man any more!

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Especially if they have to look at that haircut every day. Is that a mullet?

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    Peter says:

    You couldn’t make this one up, why is he not at home? I think we should be told

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    Strictly speaking, his wife is asking for privacy, and not for him. I suppose one could argue that she married a reptile and should take the consequences. But still, two wrongs don’t make a right.

    The gutter press is eating itself. I can’t believe that Rebekah Wade has written to the Dowlers. These people have zero sense of shame or decorum, which is why they chose the career paths they have, I guess. Essential for the job.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Sorry, referring to Mulcair’s family.

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    nell says:

    So he’s left his wife and children to face the music and gone and hid has he?

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    If he were half a man he’d go home and make sure his family were OK.

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    W Hague (Gentleman extraodinaire) says:

    He should release his wifes intimate gynacological records immediately to deflect attention.

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    Im such a cunt even me parents abandoned me, Nicky Campbells says:

    I want to film him being buggered, not Nelson, this Mulcaire cu’nt

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    Rebekah Brooks says:

    Oi Guido, you have ten new messages on your mobile. Oops, now you only have five. Don’t worry the other five were just billionaires trying to do business with you. Not important.

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    Reap what you sow says:

    Well any voicemail come to that!

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    Thats News says:

    He looks an evil bastard, doesn’t he? Nasty dead eyes.

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    Paul says:

    Mulcaire is the worst kind of tabloid hack and deserves everything he gets. He brings this distress to others with no regard to their families. At least he had an option, unlike the Dowler family. You live by the sword, you die by the sword.

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    Robert Catesby says:

    In fairness it’s not the kids fault their dad is a deceiving little knobcheese.

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    amicus curiae says:

    His wife and children (who are under the age of 18) are in the home. They are distressed by the presence of large numbers of reporters and photographers, which has stopped them from entering or leaving the home.

    No, sweetheart. If they are already in the home it is the inexorable laws of logic which are preventing them from entering it.

    What did you say you billed per hour for this shit?

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    GlobalGaz says:

    I think the words “Go and f*ck yourself” should be the reply.

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    W Hague (Gentleman extraodinaire) says:

    What’s she when compared to his career?

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    Katya says:

    Where are the legal costs you promised me? Pay up or I will drop you right in it at the trial in October. Have you got a new Intern yet? Understand Vladimir is sending a teenager over from St Petersburgh.

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    Sres says:

    Perhaps he should have thought about his wife and family, before he hacked that poor girls mobile phone trying to scrounge up a headline.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    What a pathetic excuse of a “Man” he is.

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    Selohesra says:

    Except that since like Sir Robin he has bravely run away he is not getting the treatment – it is his wife and kids. His wife may have chosen her partner and so expect some blame but the kids did not chose their father.

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    Evil? No. But he looks like someone from whom I wouldn’t buy a used car.

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    Rothermere says:

    The Sun naked teenage girls on page 3 – Millie killer “Bellfield always chased after small blonde girls with large chests” Did Bellfield read The Sun?

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    Question says:

    Seeing as you’re in there with the chinese, can you borrow
    a platoon of their hackers to give this fucker a lesson?

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    Sophie says:

    I agree with her – his wife & kids have nothing to do with this.

    Just because he is alleged to have done something despicable, does it follow that his family has to suffer?

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    Anonymous says:

    Agreed for him,but why the wife & children? Not been suggested that they were involved in any hacking that may,allegedly, have been carried out by him,or have you evidence to the contrary?

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    I’d say “estranged husband” rather than “man”. I’d love to be a fly on the wall when he finally grows some and goes home to his wife and kids.

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    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Exactly my thought. Sarah Webb, “Partner”? I’m a mere associate in a small high-street firm, but I wouldn’t have signed that off!

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    Tessa Tickles says:

    It’s a wonder he ever caught any of them, if he was carrying all that luggage around with him.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    Wasnt he the one who got done a few years ago re the royal hacks?

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    Infuriated of West Mids says:

    Seeing as we aren’t bound by a Code of Conduct, I suggest that we all form a mass outside his house on the public highway.

    (Whilst obviously respecting all relevant laws and bylaws, of course…)

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    Eamonn U Ensis says:

    It’s all very well saying he deserves it(and I have no trouble with that sentiment for him personally)but harassing his wife and kids is merely repeating Mr Mulcaire’s offence and those doing it and those saying “tough” really are no better than Mr Mulcaire’s odious low-life shennanigans via a vis the “Dowlers”.

    The fact is that Mulcaire would not have done this unless he was asked and/or knew that there was a market for such info. All this shock/horror/mock horror by executives of News International is bollocks…someone at the top encoraged this behaviour either directly or indirectly by insisting that these papers got the news/story ahead of their rivals and no doubt no questions were asked as to methods so that those at the top could honestly say “I was totally unaware of what my subordinates were doing.They acted without authority and I am appalled by their actions !. Total bullshit. Mulcaire is a very small fish.It’s the ones at the top that must take te ultimate blame and I mean at the very top of the organisation not just the editors of the particular “rag” that has been rumbled………For once I agree with Tom Watson(that’s a first)that Cameron and Miliband need to grow some and take on the Murdoch organisation……..irrespective of the fallout(I won’t hold my breath though neither has the necessary courage regarding News International as evidenced by them scurrying to an audience with Murdoch when summoned)

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    EC1 PhD says:

    I love it when the gutters get a liberal splash of bleach.

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    Spineless male says:

    Oh. Another spineless male who hides while his family have to face a pack of wolves. What an utter coward.

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    Senator Bloodn' Gore, says:

    Would that be ‘horsey’ Sarah Webb, Partner, Defamation and Media Department, Russell Jones & Walker, ex Malvern Girls and whose telephone number (direct) 020 7657 1425? If so she’s doing a splendid job:) Well I’m scared.

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    knob rot says:

    What he said

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    Anonymous says:

    Still they are innocent. I thought he would be in prison for what he did!

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    loungelizard says:

    Looks like a mullet, walks like a mullet….must be a mullet. Well spotted, don’t see many these days. On the other hand they’re still popular in eastern Europe.

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    Joanna fucking lumley says:

    The face of evil, with a terrible haircut

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    Mornington Crescent says:

    I don’t give a flying fuck about him nor his family.

    But the reptiles would be wise to lay off, if for no other reason than this sleazeball will try every trick in the book to wriggle out of any future trial ‘à la Bellfield’, on the grounds that excessive press coverage would be prejudicial to a fair trial.

    Rachel Cowles was denied justice for this very reason – let’s not risk it happening again.

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    nell says:


    Apparently the NOTW paid him £80k to not name the seniors at the paper that asked him to do the phone tapping.

    If the Sun would offer him even more money perhaps we could get to the truth.

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    This is the Daily Mash?
    It must be.

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    I wonder what party will be the first to offer him a safe seat?

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    Ah! Monika says:

    Something about living and dying by the sword comes to mind.
    Little sympathy for them. He put the food on the table and they eat it

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    Thats News says:

    Unless, Senior, she knew and did not mind what he was doing?

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    annette curton says:

    Its not clear yet but have the Police sat on this information that Mulcaire tampered with evidence/investigation into a very serious case…the abduction and murder of a minor, and for over two years, and if so why?.

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    Brown dogshit removal van r us. says:

    I am struggling to feel sorry for his family. They would do well to get shot of him. How can they live with a coward and a parasite like him. Brown dogshit removal van is on its way.

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    Red Ed's anus. Wot 'e talks owt auf. says:

    I feelth very sorryth forth him. I willth weepth many tearsth.

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    YorkshireLad says:

    What goes around comes around. The twat.

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    Thats News says:

    Either that or he is on some secret bugger operation.

    As in: “Sorry love, I’ll be away for several days on a bugger operation.”

    “Don’t you mean bugging operation, my love?”


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    M'Learned Friend's Friend says:

    I don’t think so. More likely to be Sarah Webb at Payne Hicks Beach. Telephone 020 7465 4326. Pity no mobile supplied otherwise there might be interesting voicemails available!

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    the only way is anal says:

    no – sarah webb – payne hicks beach.

    nothing but the best for rupert’s team

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    Thats News says:

    Mulcaire is not a hack, he’s a dick.

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    Vomit says:

    You mean someone actually married this snake and procreated with him? *SHUDDER*

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    Voice of Treason says:

    Distressed are they – not as distressed as Millie’s family though. I hope this reprehensible twat spends a long time in prison. His actions are about as low as one can get.

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    Voice of Treason says:

    Does anybody actually READ the Sun? I thought it was a comic for thick chavs.

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    Just a moment says:

    Let’s keep this in context.

    It’s accepted that phone-hacking of ‘personalities’ was widely practiced and is pretty much OK.

    On this occasion Glenn went a little further. Is that so very terrible?

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    Err, no he doesn't, his wife & kids do says:

    Not his family’s fault that he did what he did, but hey the majority opinion on here seems to be stone his wife and kids to death too.

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    Thats News says:

    Or yet a used phone…

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    Billy Bowden is the greatest umpire ever ! says:

    also known as Labours core vote.

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    Voice of Treason says:

    Are you just a brainless twat or just somebody trying a wind-up. There is a world of difference between hacking celebrities’ phones and the deletion of messages on a phone belonging to a missing child subject to a police enquiry. I think you must be a wind-up merchant because nobody could really have such a stupid view about this matter.

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    Jimmy says:

    So the tabloid proprietors who hired Mulcaire are now going to torture this woman because the man she married did what they hired him to do?

    A whole new circle in hell needs to be constructed for this subhuman filth.

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    Traitors R Us says:

    Could it be the person(s) that this dickhead probably collaborated with have now retired from the force and are beyond prosecution thus leaving said dickhead to carry the can? Let’s hope so and perhaps he’ll drag the likes of Brooks and Murdoch into it too.

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    Some Tory boyz are shit says:

    Lock the c**t up in solitary confinement for 20 years. Then he can have all the privacy he needs and deserves. (And please piss in his food).

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    I don’t recall any kind regards given to the Dowler family by this oaf. I don’t care if his family had nothing to do with it. Mr and Mrs Dowler had nothing to do with their daughter’s murder either.


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    the only way is anal says:

    in one sense there’s a world of difference, but in another they are both equally reprehensible.

    why should any organisation have the right to intrude on an individual’s legitimate privacy?

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    Traitors R Us says:

    Or even a new car with a 20 year warranty.

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    Captain Barbosa says:

    Ah, the editors code. You see, it’s more of a guideline than a code…..

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    Happy to invade other people’s privacy but not have his own invaded – shock.
    Perhaps he should think about the consequences of his actions next time, although thats probably too much of a radical notion for someone associated to the screws.


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    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    He was for eavesdropping the phones of Prince Charles etc. – unless he asked for a lot of other things to be Taken Into Consideration I expect he’ll be facing another speel at HM’s pleasure…

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    Just a moment says:

    The deletion of messages could be argued either way.

    Of course evidence might be lost. Equally, the miscreant might incriminate himself.

    Hard one to call – certainly not as one-sided as ‘Yoice of Treason’ presents.

    We do need to calm down and view these things ‘in the round’.

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    the only way is anal says:

    wrong firm – but if you identify the right firm the details get removed.

    seems like the brave champion of free speech and “libertarian” who runs this site shits himself when he gets a call from “influential” people.

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    Lord Mandelbum of Fondleboys says:

    Yes, but in the case of his family, the beneficiaries of his well rewarded vile behaviour, they can survive it for a day or two and treat it as valuable real world experience.

    As it is, under PCC rules, the press aren’t allowed to talk to or print photographs of under 18s without consent.

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    MB. says:

    Reminds of the time when a TV programme had a photographer on a cherry picker outside the first floor flat of one newspaper editor and a whole group of them outside the home of another. It was to give them a feel for the way they had been hounding Princess Diana, I think both called the police (who thought it was very funny).

    Pity that newspapers don’t do this to each other more often but there seems an unwritten rule about investigating other newspaper people normally.

    By the way, I presume the case of interfering with the police investigation into the Milly Dowler murder could lead to much more serious charges than just intercepting the communications of someone – impeding the police investigation, destroying evidence, wasting police time etc?

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    Jimmy says:

    Jesus wept, even by the blog’s usual standards this is piss poor. How do you people even manage to get dressed? Who do you think employed Mulcaire and who is employing the people harassing this woman and her children?

    Order Order: No point left unmissed.

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    Cynical Old Man says:

    Can someone out there provide HARD evidence that News International sanctioned the intereceptions of Milly Dowler’s mobile phone? The allegations are of course shocking an, if true, heads should roll and prison sentences dished out.

    At the moment, though, all I’ve seen are allegations made by Guardian and Independent journalists based on information supposedly given to them by some un-named copper. There’s been plenty of innuendo and speculation, and certainly plenty of faux outrage from the usual Labour suspects, but I’ve neither seen nor heard anything that could be classed as “smoking gun” evidence.

    The cynic in me thinks someone (not Murdoch) is pulling strings somewhere as we keep getting a “drip, drip, drip” of allegations, mainly from the Guardian, BBC and Labour. Now we are told Knacker contacted the families of Soham murder victims Holly and Jessica regarding hacking allegations. Sounds to me more of a fishing expedition to add weight to the allegations.

    Why is all this coming out now? After all, Knacker would have seized all of Mulcaire’s records and computers when he was arrested for the Royal Hacking job for which he was subsequently subsequently imprisoned. Why weren’t these enquiries made at the time, or in the years since? Labour and the public knew about the practice at the time as it came out in court. It seems strange that the allegations are snowballing since Murdoch got the green light from government to take over BSkyB.

    I’m not dismissing the allegations out of hand, and I’m certainly no apologist for Murdoch’s business practices, but in order to make up my mind one way or the other, I’d like to see the hard evidence, otherwise I’ll have to keep an open mind as to whether any offences have been committed.

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    Rh- says:

    f*ck him and his family. Hypocritical weasly knut.

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    Anonymous says:

    How is a complaint to the PCC supposed to help them? The PCC protects newspapers.

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    Pickled Wizard says:

    Fancy his wife being under the age of 18!

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    Pickled Wizard says:

    If he were half a man, thankfully he wouldn’t have a family!

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    Anonymous says:

    Good points, well made.

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    Anonymous says:

    If you lie down with dogs, you get fleas.

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    Grand Inspector General, 33rd Degree, Royal Arch Masons says:

    If you blow the whistle on what is really going on between the Met Police and the NOTW, you are going to be in big trouble. Jahbulon.

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    A stitch in time saves nine.

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    Parliamentary Standards Commissioner says:

    That goes for me too and many Honourable Members, especially powerful ones like Brothers Handycock and Huhne.

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    Gayer than Youjanus says:

    11,000 pages of notes, all with who commissioned the illegal activity

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    Gayer than Youjanus says:

    it’s not hard to call – a foreign owned media company doesn’t make decisions for the police when they are investigating a murder.

    it can’t be argued either way – the police may have wanted the voicemail box to fill up, for whatever reason, or conversely they may have been about to increase the mailbox size, or maybe had done so already, but concealed that from the end user…

    the decision was taken out of the police’s hands by an 80 year old foreign weirdo and his wonderfuw wife wendi deng

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    Anonymous says:

    Retirement from the force means no internal dicipline can be taken against former officers it does not mean they cannot be prosecuted if a criminal offence had been commited.

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    God is an Englishman. says:

    Pigs might fly.

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    God is an Englishman. says:

    Is “Rebekah” an English name?

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    Anonymous says:

    F*ckin’ scum – and he certainly isn’t the only one. This world is full to the brim with complete scumbags – money and power are all that matter for so many. A fellow human beings life becomes secondary to our money-based God-on-Earth…

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    Cynical Old Man says:

    If Knacker has 1100 pages of notes, why wasn’t Mulcaire charged with any offences coming to light at the time of the original enquiry? If those notes contained details of those who sanctioned the hacking, why haven’t they been up before the beak? It seems all those notes didn’t provide evidence that would hold up in court.

    So, still no hard evidence to back up the allegations. Can anyone else out there provide definitive proof beyond a shadow of doubt? If you can I will gladly join the condemnation of the Murdoch empire.

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    I Hate Tesco AND the Pope says:

    YOU should be in prison for what you do every few minutes, you ranting fuckwit. It’s time you were outed, you Anonymous twat.

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    Lord Flashman says:

    Still chasing the Monkey not the Organ Grinder! I wonder why?

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    Stryker Milliband says:

    It’s clearly his wife, not him, asking for privacy for herself and her kids, which is fair enough.

    Why the big fat lie in the headline? Angling for a job at the Mail?

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    SaneLynch says:

    Guido has still not gone Huhne or Hari on this yet. Seems to be holding back.

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    spreadforOil says:

    A lot of police officers, mostly those who have ‘snouts’, like to befriend journalists who give them a ‘drink’ in return for tip-offs. That police collusion (corruption) has not been described enough.

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    Jimmy says:

    News International Statement on Guardian Article – 7/10/2009

    July 10, 2009 – News International has delayed making this detailed statement until all relevant facts have been analysed and checked internally and externally.

    News International has completed a thorough investigation into the various allegations made since the Guardian story broke on Wednesday. This investigation augmented a similar process here following the arrest of private investigator Glen Mulcaire and News of the World journalist Clive Goodman in August 2006.

    Perhaps more significantly, the police investigation into Glen Mulcaire and Clive Goodman began in 2005, nine months before the two men were arrested. Prior to arrest the police conducted live monitoring of both men’s activities and also kept the News of the World activity in this area under investigation. The raids on Mulcaire’s premises, on Goodman’s premises and on the News of the World office seized all relevant documents and all available evidence. The police investigation continued after the arrests and all relevant activity was studied and analysed in the context of identifying unlawfulness/criminality. The police investigation was incredibly thorough.

    Apart from matters raised in the Mulcaire and Goodman proceedings, the only other evidence connecting News of the World reporters to information gained as a result of accessing a person’s voicemail emerged in April 2008, during the course of the Gordon Taylor litigation. Neither this information nor any story arising from it was ever published. Once senior executives became aware of this, immediate steps were taken to resolve Mr Taylor’s complaint.

    From our own investigation, but more importantly that of the police, we can state with confidence that, apart from the matters referred to above, there is not and never has been evidence to support allegations that:

    News of the World journalists have accessed the voicemails of any individual.
    News of the World or its journalists have instructed private investigators or other third parties to access the voicemails of any individuals.
    There was systemic corporate illegality by News International to suppress evidence.

    It goes without saying that had the police uncovered such evidence, charges would have been brought against other News of the World personnel. Not only have there been no such charges, but the police have not considered it necessary to arrest or question any other member of News of the World staff.

    Based on the above, we can state categorically in relation to the following allegations which have been made primarily by the Guardian and widely reported as fact by Sky News, BBC, ITN and others this week:

    It is untrue that officers found evidence of News Group staff, either themselves or using private investigators, hacking into “thousands” of mobile phones.
    It is untrue that apart from Goodman, officers found evidence that other members of News Group staff hacked into mobile phones or accessed individuals’ voicemails.
    It is untrue that there is evidence that News Group reporters, or indeed anyone, hacked into the telephone voicemails of John Prescott.
    It is untrue that “Murdoch journalists” used private investigators to illegally hack into the mobile phone messages of numerous public figures to gain unlawful access to confidential personal data, including: tax records, social security files, bank statements and itemised phone bills.
    It is untrue that News Group reporters have hacked into telephone voicemail services of various footballers, politicians and celebrities named in reports this week.
    It is untrue that News of the World executives knowingly sanctioned payment for illegal phone intercepts.

    All of these irresponsible and unsubstantiated allegations against News of the World and other News International titles and its journalists are false.

    The Guardian has been selective and misleading in its coverage of the report and investigation by the Information Commissioner. There has been and is no connection between the Information Commissioner’s investigation and the allegation of hacking into telephones or accessing telephone voicemails. The report concerned the activities of a private investigator who, between April 2001 and March 2003, supplied information to 32 newspapers and magazines including, incidentally, the Guardian’s sister newspaper, The Observer, which according to the Information Commissioner was ninth worst “offender” out of the 32. The information supplied was deemed to be in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.

    When Les Hinton gave evidence to the Select Committee in March 2007, the evidence which emerged during the Gordon Taylor litigation in April 2008 was not known to Mr Hinton or any other senior executive within News International.

    Furthermore, we are inviting the Guardian to supply the Metropolitan Police with any new evidence they claim to have.

    Since February 2007, News International has continued to work with its journalists and its industry partners to ensure that its journalists fully comply with both the relevant legislation and the rigorous requirements of the PCC’s Code of Conduct.

    Finally, we would like to make it clear that despite the Guardian suggesting otherwise, the departure of Managing Editor Stuart Kuttner has no connection whatsoever with the events referred to above. The Guardian were informed of this position from the outset and chose to mislead the British public.

    Notes for editors:

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  116. 116
    Jimmy says:

    h/t Jack Shafer @ Slate

  117. 117
    whatsy says:

    Good point.

  118. 118
    issac hunt says:

    Glenn Mulcaire is hiding out in rebekah brooks’ rancid ginger bush

  119. 119
    hacked off says:

    Yes. News International can.

    They have indicated (apparently) that they now know who commissioned the hacking.

  120. 120
    Bazz says:

    The wheels of God grind exceeding slow but grind exceeding small.

  121. 121
    Paul says:

    OK, I’m happy to conceed that one :-0

  122. 122
    MEHERE says:

    What i find funnt is that you people ( general public) find this a shock.. the paparazzi have NO boundaries.. why are you all surprised these guys will sink to the lowest depths ?

  123. 123
    Lucy says:

    I must admit I cringed slightly when reading this about privacy rights of his family. Poor advice given by Mrs Mulcaires legal representatives. However, if you buy these papers to read this trash surely this allows the powers that be (and that not being Glenn Mulcaire) to go to great lengths for the ultimate headline. Come on. Next you will be blaming the kids that work in sweatshops for the dress that has shrunk that you purchased in Primark. .

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    liz says:

    So Mrs Mulcaire does not think she or her children are in anyway involved in the phone hacking. well she is wrong. The salary her husband recieved, which paid for her standard of living was derived from exploiting innocent people at their most vulnerable.

    Yes I know he has children under the age of 18 who know nothing of this, but lets not forget MR MULCAIRE HACKED INTO THE PHONE OF A 13YR OLD FEMALE MINOR!! Surely there are child protection laws in place to prevent that. I fund that deeply worrying.
    He changed the course of the police enquiryand gave the family false hope . Well Mulcaires’s explaination is laughable “I did it for the greater good and never meant to interfere in the enquiry” he nobly states
    I Have read his heart rending apologies and I am not moved at all.
    He knew what he was doing and what the results would be. A news of the world exclusive and brownie points for him so basically it was all for his own personal gain.
    No Mr Mulcaire is not sorry for what he did. He is only sorry that he’s been found out.

  125. 125
    Paul says:

    You know why ! You need to make contact

  126. 126
    ReapAsYouSow says:

    Andy Coulson lives at 50 Wood Vale, London SE23 3ED and Rebekah Brooks spends weekends at 1 Rickyard Cottages, Fairgreen Farm, Churchill. OX7 6QZ.

    I really think we should all respect their privacy and not post this publicly available information as widely as possible. I’m sure you’ll all agree.

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