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News of the World to be quizzed by police

It is being reported today that newspaper executives will be questioned about the hacking into of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s mobile phone.

Millie Dowler
Millie Dowler
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POLICE INVESTIGATING THE allegations that a private investigator working for the News of the World hacked into Milly Dowler’s phone are to meet with the newspaper executives.

The BBC reports today that Labour has demanded a full inquiry into the claims, which centre on Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator who the Guardian claims hacked into murdered schoolgirl Dowler’s phone after she went missing.

The Guardian article, which was published yesterday, claims that messages left on the phone by family and friends were deleted by the private investigator.

The fact these messages were deleted was said to have given the family the false hope that Dowler was alive.

Rebekah Brooks, the current News International chief executive, was the editor of the NotW at the time.

The Dowler family’s lawyer described the voicemail hacking as “heinous” and said it may have jeopardised the police investigation.

Levi Bellfield was jailed last month for Dowler’s murder.

Read the full BBC news report>
Read the Guardian’s article on the phone hacking by Nick Davies and Anita Hill>

Read: Former News of the World editor faces questioning>

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