spokesman for Rothley couple Kate and Gerry McCann has confirmed he
has talked to officers investigating phone hacking by journalists.
Clarence Mitchell has previously spoken of his fear that he may have
been a victim of hacking attempts during the height of the case
involving their missing daughter Madeleine McCann.
he has been interviewed by officers from the hacking inquiry Operation
Weeting, and is due to be interviewed a second time in the near future.
Mitchell discovered "suspicious" activity on his account from February
and July 2008 after asking Vodafone to examine his records late last
appears that a person or persons unknown attempted to seek information
about my number in relation to the McCann case," he said.
another call was made to Vodafone in July 2008 from someone claiming to
have received a text message warning that a third party had been trying
to access their voicemail.
was made aware of these circumstances late last year I informed the
Metropolitan Police and detectives from Operation Weeting swiftly
Metropolitan police officers are investigating Mr Mitchell's phone
situation and he said he is due to speak to them again in the near
the McCanns' records were also probed, but there was no evidence of
Mitchell has not pointed the finger at any organisation, but said he
would be "naive" not to think attempts to get information from his phone
were linked to journalists.