Lord Prescott in new phone hacking claims being studied by police
Police are taking a fresh look at claims that celebrities and politicians – including former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott – were victims of phone hacking, after fresh evidence emerged. New evidence: Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott (PA) New evidence: Former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott (PA)

Scotland Yard detectives said analysis of documents seized in 2005 alongside new information has led them to reassess allegations that tabloid newspaper reporters listened in covertly to mobile phone messages.

They admitted the individuals concerned were originally told there was ‘little or no’ information held by police that they had been caught up in the newspaper scandal.

Former deputy PM Lord Prescott was among those told by police he could be the victim of phone hacking by the News of the World.

Now a lord, he met the Met Police’s Dep Ass Comm Sue Akers, who showed him invoices recovered by police showing he was targeted by Glenn Mulcaire.

From www.metro.co.uk