London: Besides media baron Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World, British papers Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Star on Sunday, have come under the scanner of the Scotland Yard for alleged payments made to prison guards for stories.
Appearing before the Leveson Inquiry into ethics, culture and practices of the British press, Sue Akers, senior police officer in charge of the investigations, today said that prison officers had allegedly received payments from these titles as well as from titles owned by Rupert Murdoch.
Akers is overseeing a team of officers looking at phone hacking and related inquiries at the now defunct News of the World.
The police believe that there are more than 702 identifiable victims of phone hacking. It has notified 2,615 alleged targets to date....more
08:03 PM, Jul 23, 2012