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August 13, 2022

Tabloid hacked 7/7 victims’ family phones

LONDON – Journalists at a top British tabloid newspaper may have hacked into the phones of families of victims of a London terrorist bombing, the father of one of the victims said Wednesday, according to CNN. Graham Foulkes said a senior police officer called him Tuesday to say his phone number and home address were found in the files of a private investigator working for the News of the World. Foulkes’s son David was among the 52 people killed on July 7, 2005, when four suicide bombers hit three London Underground trains and a bus.

The accusation follows allegations that Rupert Murdoch’s flagship Sunday tabloid also hacked into the phone messages of missing teenager Milly Dowler, who was later found to have been murdered.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that the country needed an independent inquiry into the allegations against News of the World, but said it could not open until after the police have finished their investigation.

Separately, Lon­don’s Metropolitan Police said Wednesday they were opening an investigation into the possible bribery of police officers by people working for the News Inter­national media group.

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