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The Home Secretary has been asked to investigate whether vital reports and documents in the possession of Scotland Yard were seen in full by Lord Justice Leveson before he reached key conclusions in his report on the press.

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Scotland Yard communications chief Dick Fedorcio has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over his relationship with hacking suspect Neil Wallis, his force said today.

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A week ago, three senior Metropolitan Police officers – two now retired, one still in his post – appeared before the Commons Home Affairs committee. They had come to defend themselves and the Met over its tardy handling of the phone-hacking accusations. Rather than being heard in deferential silence, however, they found their responses challenged, disbelieved, even laughed at. They were savaged.

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IPCC to probe four senior officers

The police watchdog has been asked to investigate four former and serving senior Metropolitan Police officers over their handling of the phone-hacking scandal.

Letter from the editor: The story that keeps giving

The mounting pressure on the Met’s Sir Paul Stephenson after revelations of his Champneys stay and his various links with Neil Wallis was set to lead this morning’s news agenda. Until...

Sir Paul Stephenson: Officer whose ambition knew no bounds

Sir Paul Stephenson's reputation for tough talking and careful judgement fast-tracked him to the top. But it was his judgement in the end that would prove his downfall, after a series of damaging revelations over the Met's handling of the News of the World phone-hacking affair.

Leading article: We deserve an honest and uncorrupted police force

The phone-hacking scandal linked to the house of Murdoch is starting to assume the quality of one of those fast-moving epic dramas in which, if you miss a single scene, you are in danger of losing the thread entirely. After the arrest yesterday of Rebekah Brooks, all bets were already off about what had been billed as tomorrow's spectacle, the appearance before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of the two Murdochs, father and son, plus Ms Brooks. Some even suggested that the arrest had been timed to undercut public interest in the interrogation.

Leading article: Unsatisfactory performance

Senior former and current members of the Metropolitan Police were put under the microscope of the parliamentary Home Affairs Committee yesterday over their botched investigations into phone hacking. And it did not reveal a pretty sight.

Police 'illegally kettled children at fees march'

The Metropolitan Police illegally "kettled" children as young as 11 when its officers contained tuition fees protesters in London, a court has heard.

Straw and Mandelson demand police answers

Two former Cabinet ministers have demanded the Metropolitan Police tell them whether they were targeted by Jonathan Rees.

PC sacked over girl, 14

A Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed after a misconduct hearing found he had an "inappropriate relationship" with a 14-year-old girl.

Ash 'supremo' is appointed

A volcanic ash "supremo" was appointed yesterday.

Police to investigate MP David Laws' expenses

Police are to launch an investigation into the expenses claims of former Cabinet minister David Laws, a Labour MP said today.

Madeleine probe 'a ludicrous waste'

Scotland Yard's review of the Madeleine McCann case is a "ludicrous" waste of money, a senior member of the its governing body has claimed.

Cameron criticised over McCann case

David Cameron's decision to ask Scotland Yard to open a review into the case of Madeleine McCann is likely to cost millions and has sparked a row over political interference in policing.

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