Met Police drops Guardian demands

 

The GuardianThe Met Police has decided to “not to pursue” a legal bid to force The Guardian newspaper to reveal their phone hacking sources.

The Guardian newspaper had said recently that the police are seeking an order under the Official Secrets Act to make Guardian reporters name their sources. The police has now informed the Crown Prosecution Service that at this time they won’t be pursuing the bid which was due to be heard this Friday.

The newspaper has been at the forefront of the phone hacking story over the past decade. It hit the world headlines this summer when it revealed that Sunday newspaper News of the World had hired private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to allegedly intercept voicemail message left on the phone of murdered school-girl Milly Dowler in 2002. This led to daily revelations which subsequently led to the closure of 168 year old News of the World.