Private Investigator Targeted Hacking Victims’ Lawyers

Attempted to find evidence for false smears

New evidence in the News of the World scandal has revealed that two lawyers representing the phone hacking victims were victims of the tabloid themselves. The Guardian reported today that the News of the World hired a private investigator to trail Mark Lewis and Charlotte Harris, who have both worked on high-profile hacking cases, in an effort to make them abandon the lawsuits.

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