Campbell, Danielle Jones's uncle, was
convicted of her murder in 2002
investigation into the death of Essex teenager Danielle Jones could be
re-examined after the inquiry into the voicemail hacking scandal found
that mobile phones linked to her may have been targeted by a private
investigator working for the News of the World.
Campbell, the uncle of the 15-year-old schoolgirl whose body was never
found after her disappearance in June 2001, was convicted of her murder
in 2002 after a trial in which prosecutors relied on forensic evidence
relating to text messages sent from Danielle's phone.
Yard is now looking for evidence of mobile phone hacking related to
every high-profile murder and abduction of a child since 2001 following
the disclosure this week that private investigator Glenn Mulcaire and
the NOTW hacked into the phone of Milly Dowler, allegedly deleting
voicemails which had been left for her and creating the false impression
that she was still alive. Police feared the deleted messages may have
contained important evidence about the disappearance of the Surrey
teenager in March 2002.
parents of Holly Chapman and Jessica Wells, the schoolgirls murdered in
Soham, Cambridgeshire, in August 2002, have also been told their
voicemails may have been accessed.
Bryant, a Labour MP who has been a prominent campaigner on the hacking
scandal, told the Commons yesterday that evidence suggesting Danielle's
phone and others linked to her were targeted by Mulcaire had been
discovered by Operation Weeting, the inquiry into phone hacking. Police
sources confirmed details of the phones had been found and said the
information was being assessed for potential impact on the original
revelation came as relatives of victims of the 7/7 bombings spoke of
their distress at being told that their details had also been found in
Mulcaire's documentation. Three people – the parents of two victims and
one emergency services worker – have been told they may have been
targeted by the NOTW.
Foulkes, who lost his son David in the attacks, was told information
including his mobile and ex-directory landline numbers had been found.
He said: "My wife and I were kind of all over the place, we were
chatting to friends on the phone, in a very personal and deeply
emotional context – and the thought that somebody may have been
listening to that just looking for a cheap headline is just horrendous."
Cassidy, whose son Ciaran died in the explosion on a Piccadilly line
train, said his mobile phone number and home address had been obtained
by Mulcaire. "I am angry," he said. "I don't mind as much when they hack
rich people or celebrities who can fight it out in the courts, but why
prey on innocent people like us? It is just not on."
further development, Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for the parents of
Madeleine McCann said he had been interviewed by detectives following
evidence of attempts to obtain details about his mobile phone in 2008.
Mitchell, who has represented Kate and Gerry McCann since the
disappearance of their daughter in 2007, said he had been alerted to
"suspicious activity" on his Vodafone account. He said there was no
evidence he had been hacked or that the phones of the McCanns had been
evil? The hacking cases of which Rebekah Brooks denies knowledge
Editor: Rebekah Brooks
current chief executive of News International, then Rebekah Wade, was
editor of the News of the World from May 2000 to January 2003. She
insists that she knew nothing of any phone hacking at the time.
investigator: Glenn Mulcaire
private investigator who was jailed in 2007 for hacking voicemail
messages on behalf of the News of the World's royal editor, Clive
Goodman, was being paid to perform investigations for the paper from
deputy editor: Andy Coulson
future Downing Street communications chief served as Brooks's deputy
before taking over from her in January 2003. His time as editor, which
ended in January 2007, seems to have been the high-water mark of the
phone-hacking scandal, although he has alway denied any knowledge of the
who may have been hacked during Brooks's editorship
Wells and Chapman families
parents of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, the schoolgirls murdered in
Soham in August 2002, have been told they may have been targeted by the
NOTW. Jessica had a mobile phone at the time of her disappearance,
although no evidence has come to light suggesting that it was hacked.
former deputy assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is
alleged to have had his phone details collected as early as 2002.
missing schoolgirl's phone, along with those of her parents Bob and
Sally, is alleged to have been hacked, apparently by Glenn Mulcaire,
after the 13-year-old's disappearance in March 2002. Some of the
messages may have been deleted. Rebekah Brooks claims to have been on
holiday at the time.
phone of the 15-year-old schoolgirl, who disappeared in June 2001, is
alleged to have been targeted by the NOTW. Her uncle, Stuart Campbell,
was convicted of her murder after a trial in which forensic mobile phone
evidence played an important role
wrongly accused of the murder of Rachel Nickell has been told he may
have been targeted by the NOTW in 2000.
victims and alleged victims 2003-2007
Ninety-one people had their voicemail PINs logged by Glenn Mulcaire. But
nearly 4,332 names or partial names were found on his records, of which
at least 450 may have a realistic chance of successfully claiming
damages from the NOTW. They include...
Miller (case settled for £100,000 in June); Jude Law (suing NOTW for
damages); Max Clifford (case settled for a reported £1m in 2010); Elle
Macpherson (named in original Glenn Mulcaire hacking case in 2007); Hugh
Grant; Leslie Ash (suing NOTW with her husband and family); Steve Coogan
(suing NOTW); Wayne Rooney; Sky Andrew (football agent suing NOTW); Paul
Gascoigne (suing NOTW); Andy Gray (settled his case this month for
£20,000); Kieren Fallon (suing NOTW); Gordon Taylor (chief executive of
Professional Footballers Association – case settled for a reported
£700,000); Chris Bryant MP (suing NOTW); Lord Prescott (suing NOTW);
Simon Hughes MP, Lib Dem deputy leader; Tessa Jowell, former cabinet
minister (suing NOTW); Tommy Sheridan, disgraced former MSP (suing NOTW);
David Blunkett, former home secretary; Prince William and Prince Harry
(named in original Mulcaire hacking case); Paddy Harverson (Clarence
House press chief, named in original case); Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton
(William and Harry's private secretary, named in original case); James
Hewitt (suing NOTW); Dennis Rice, former investigations editor at the
Mail on Sunday (suing NOTW) and six other unnamed Daily Mail and Mail on
Sunday journalists. Other possible victims include relatives of 7/7
victims, such as Graham Foulkes and Sean Cassidy. Clarence Mitchell,
spokesman for the parents of Madeleine McCann, has been interviewed by
Operation Weeting about attempts to access information about his phone
in 2008, although it has not been confirmed that he was targeted by the