Monday, July 18, 2011

News of the World: The London police chief resigns

The head of the London Police Department Scotland Yard, Paul Stephenson, has resigned from his position. To Him be the extent of the spying affair was not clear, he told several television channels.

Stephenson explained at a press conference on Sunday evening, also the step with the "speculations and accusations" about connections from Scotland Yard to the newspaper group News International, publisher of Rupert Murdoch. He was in the afternoon the Home Secretary and the Mayor informed of his intention to resign as head of Scotland Yard, said Stephenson.

Scotland Yard had to admit before that a senior policeman 2006-2010 many times met with representatives of the media empire at social events. The police authority is alleged to have, despite initial allegations against the "News of the World" is not revealed in the 2005 wiretapping scandal.

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