Sue Akers at the Leveson Inquiry
Tuesday February 7,2012
By Daily Express reporter
RUPERT Murdoch’s News International is facing a massive compensation bill after police confirmed yesterday they have identified 829 “likely victims” of phone hacking.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers, who is in charge of three separate probes into the media empire, told the Leveson inquiry into the press that her detectives found hundreds of names with “detail” suggesting they were targeted by the News of the World. Ms Akers said she had 151 staff working on the operations – soon to increase to 171 – making it the biggest criminal inquiry in the UK.
They were looking at 11,000 pages of documents from the home of the disgraced private investigator Glenn Mulcaire who was jailed for phone hacking in 2006.
They were also analysing 300 million emails handed over by News International. The Metropolitan Police, she said, had identified the “likely victims” from the material.