Sunday, July 17, 2011

#Hackgate:Johnathon #Rees /Cameron and the axe murder

What links the murder almost a quarter of a century ago of a private detective killed with an axe, allegations of corruption within the Metropolitan Police, and the current Prime Minister?

The answer: News International, that's what. And, of all the revelations in the phone-hacking saga threatening to engulf Rupert Murdoch's media giant, the collapse of the fifth trial on the murder of a man in a London pub car park in 1987 may yet prove to be the one that opens a Pandora's box.

Revelations that Jonathan Rees, a private investigator who had served a seven-year jail term for perverting the course of justice, was employed by the News of the World to use his network of corrupt police officers to supply confidential information on the rich and famous has reignited the more