Mobile phone companies reveal Goodman and Mulcaire bugged more than 100 phones

More revelations from The Guardian’s Nick Davies today in his ongoing investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World.

The Guardian has now published several hundred stories on this matter since it first made new revelations around phone-hacking at the News of the World in July.

It is the Guardian’s contention that phone-hacking was more widespread than just involving former royal editor Clive Goodman and NoW private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, both of whom were jailed in  in 2007 for listening to the mobile phone messages of public figures.

Now Davies has revealed that three mobile phone companies have told The Guardian that more than 100 customers had their voicemails hacked by Goodman and Mulcaire.

The Guardian has used a Freedom of Information request to persuade the Met Police to reveal that Goodman and Mulcaire had the pin codes, used to access mobile voicemails, of 91 people.

Eight mobile phone hacking victims were named at the trial of Goodman and Mulcaire – a sample which was picked to stop the trial becoming unmanageable.

News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will not now give evidence before the House of Commons culture committee’s investigation into press standards, privacy and libel – The Guardian also reports.

The committee has already grilled former News International boss Les Hinton, former editor Colin Myler, head of legal Tom Crone and former managing editor Stuart Kuttner about the phone-hacking affair.

It is expected to issue its report in the near future.

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