News of World attempted to delete email archive

Wordsmith

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#1
A News International Executive is going to get his/her collar felt.

Phone hacking: Police probe suspected deletion of emails by NI executive | Media | The Guardian

Police are investigating evidence that a News International executive may have deleted millions of emails from an internal archive, in an apparent attempt to obstruct Scotland Yard's inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal.

The archive is believed to have reached back to January 2005 revealing daily contact between News of the World editors, reporters and outsiders, including private investigators. The messages are potentially highly valuable both for the police and for the numerous public figures who are suing News International.

According to legal sources close to the police inquiry, a senior executive is believed to have deleted 'massive quantities' of the archive on two separate occasions, leaving only a small fraction to be disclosed. One of the alleged deletions is said to have been made at the end of January this year, just as Scotland Yard was launching Operation Weeting, its new inquiry into the affair.
It may not have done a lot of good.

At the heart of the affair is a specialist data company, Essential Computing, based in Clevedon, near Bristol. Staff there have been interviewed by Operation Weeting. One source speculated that it was this company which had compelled News International to admit that the archive existed.

The Guardian understands that Essential Computing has co-operated with police and has provided evidence about an alleged attempt by the News International executive to destroy part of the archive while they were working with it. This is said to have happened after the executive discovered that the company retained material of which News International was unaware.
Hopefully Essential Computing kept back up data.

Heh, heh, heh...

wordsmith
 
#2
I would expect a Company like News International to have some quite extensive data backup solutions....
Anyway great news, lets hope it all leads back to that Toad Murdoch Junior!!
 
#3
Well what did people expect? They suddenly announce the closure of a 168 year old paper that is highly profitable due to what the paper claims is allegations. You can bet the offices of the NOTW are currently a busy hive of activity of people trying to get rid of evidence.
 

Wordsmith

LE
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#4
They also tried to hide the contents of a journalists desk from PC Plod. From the same article in the Guardian.

There was friction too in April when Weeting detectives arrested a senior journalist, James Weatherup. When they went to the News of the World's office to search his desk, they found that all of its contents had been removed and lodged with a firm of solicitors, who initially refused to hand it over. The solicitors eventually complied. A file is believed to have been sent to the Crown Prosecution service seeking advice on whether anybody connected with the incident should be charged.
Wordsmith
 
#5
I wonder how long it will be before another Paper gets implicated, be like a house of cards after that.
 
#6
No, no, no, these are the actions of innocent people! The average news executive's character profile would suggest to me that they would be scrupulously honest in all matters and I don't believe for one moment that there's any impropriety or naughty shenanigans going on.
No.




Now, where's that sarcastic smiley...
 

Alsacien

MIA
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#7
I wonder how long it will be before another Paper gets implicated, be like a house of cards after that.
The Star has just been put in the frame to....

NOTW, Sun, Star, keep going FFS, the collective IQ of the British Isles is about to rise a few notches up the thick stick.....
 

terroratthepicnic

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#10
I suspect all hacks in this country are currently shitting themselves. As every lie and underhand tactic they have ever done suddenly explodes into the limelight.

At the moment i'm laughing to hard to feel sorry for them. How long before pierced organ is implicated in stuff?
 
#12
Heard yesterday that the guy leading the investigation into the hacking for Knacker of the Yard back in 2005 has since joined The Times. We remember how limp wristed that inquiry was. I should imagine, as others here have pointed out, that shredders are working overtime
 
#13
I suspect all hacks in this country are currently shitting themselves. As every lie and underhand tactic they have ever done suddenly explodes into the limelight.

At the moment i'm laughing to hard to feel sorry for them. How long before pierced organ is implicated in stuff?
I hope so I hope to compund all the veidence against him into one concise petition aimed at re-enstating the death penatly specially for him.
 
#14
The Star has just been put in the frame to....
2 points:

1: The Star is not a newspaper.

2: It doesn't need to tap mong-celeb phones. It only squits stories out about Jordan and Peter Andre and they need no tapping.
 
#16
Heard yesterday that the guy leading the investigation into the hacking for Knacker of the Yard back in 2005 has since joined The Times. We remember how limp wristed that inquiry was. I should imagine, as others here have pointed out, that shredders are working overtime
Andy Hayman, ex-Chief Constable of Norfolk and later Asst Commissioner at MetPol.

This is the guy who told us that the voicemail hacking was confined to 'small numbers'.

Now works for and bezzered up with the Dirty Digger.

I think he is in deep, deep shit.
 
#17
A file is believed to have been sent to the Crown Prosecution service seeking advice on whether anybody connected with the incident should be charged.
And therein lies the problem.

We unfortunately learned to our cost that it is very easy for the British establishment to bring an enormous amount of pressure to bear on one man (think Lord Goldsmith in the run up to the Iraq War).

I would personally do away with the DPP and have a Grand Jury, US-style. DPP has ruled in far too many cases for my liking that there is "no evidence" of X or Y or that it "isn't in the public interest" to prosecute.

Rest assured that will happen again here.
 
#18
And therein lies the problem.

We unfortunately learned to our cost that it is very easy for the British establishment to bring an enormous amount of pressure to bear on one man (think Lord Goldsmith in the run up to the Iraq War).

I would personally do away with the DPP and have a Grand Jury, US-style. DPP has ruled in far too many cases for my liking that there is "no evidence" of X or Y or that it "isn't in the public interest" to prosecute.

Rest assured that will happen again here.
Oooohhh, I don't know?
All it takes is the political will to kill the beast that is News International, and a Prime Minister with some guts to see it through.

Ah. I see the flaw in my argument...
 
#19
Heard yesterday that the guy leading the investigation into the hacking for Knacker of the Yard back in 2005 has since joined The Times. We remember how limp wristed that inquiry was. I should imagine, as others here have pointed out, that shredders are working overtime
The clearout began years ago when Mulcaire and Goodman went to do some bird.

It's only when the 'NI executive' discovered that more emails were still held by the third party company that they decided to delete those, in a ****ing panic too :)

I doubt there's much left around in NI's domain that can convict anyone. Unless of course you've got curly ginger hair and have a flash drive tucked away with 000,000's of juicy correspondance on it?
 

terroratthepicnic

LE
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#20
The clearout began years ago when Mulcaire and Goodman went to do some bird.

It's only when the 'NI executive' discovered that more emails were still held by the third party company that they decided to delete those, in a ****ing panic too :)

I doubt there's much left around in NI's domain that can convict anyone. Unless of course you've got curly ginger hair and have a flash drive tucked away with 000,000's of juicy correspondance on it?
Or you happen to be that IT company with all the back up data stored on your servers.
 

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