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Cops knew Milly’s phone was hacked

Issue No. 2287

Surrey Police knew for nine years that the News of the World hacked the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler.

The newspaper played a recording of one message to the cops. But the police did nothing about it and didn’t tell her parents.

Jerry Kirkby is Surrey’s deputy chief constable. He says his report, released by parliament this week, is not “an entire account of Surrey Police’s actions”.

A formal meeting between representatives of the tabloid and Surrey Police took place in July 2002. No notes have emerged of what was discussed.

Two other police forces also knew about hacking.

It isn’t known who deleted the voicemails on Milly’s phone.

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Tue 24 Jan 2012, 18:08 GMT
Issue No. 2287
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