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Police: Leaks on UK scandal hurt probe

Police: Leaks on UK scandal hurt probe

British police say media leaks relating to a phone-hacking scandal are part of a "deliberate campaign" to undermined a corruption investigation.
Scotland Yard says the release of certain information _ known to only a select few _ could have a "significant impact" on the investigation.
The police force said it is "extremely concerned and disappointed" over the leaks.
The British press has been in a feeding frenzy over allegations journalists at the News of the World tabloid paid police for information and hacked into phones of young murder victims, families of dead servicemen and terrorism victims.
The scandal prompted Rupert Murdoch's News International to close down the tabloid.


Updated : 2020-12-04 01:17 GMT+08:00