The News of the World "jeopardised" a police inquiry into a spate of murders in Ipswich, a former senior police officer has alleged.Rupert Murdoch is a bully who made a fortune manufacturing outrage with lies. Now that outrage is turned in his direction he claims not to have known the methods used by his minions.
David Harrison, who worked on the inquiry into the killing of five prostitutes in Ipswich while at for the Serious Organised Crime Agency, told the Leveson inquiry into press ethics that the tabloid had hired ex-special forces soldiers to carry out their own surveillance on a suspect, which could have "seriously hindered" the police inquiry.
"I believe that by its actions NotW jeopardised the murder inquiry," the retired officer said in a witness statement.
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