Met 'shares NoW files with sports agent's lawyers'

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Scotland Yard has handed over documents from its investigation into phone-hacking at the News of the World to lawyers acting for sports agent Sky Andrew, according to a report today.

The police passed the papers over last night to comply with a court order forcing it to make the files available, the Guardian reported.

Andrew is suing the publisher of the News of The World after Glenn Mulcaire, an investigator it employed, admitted hacking his phone.

This report comes as The Independent newspaper detailed how the Met had attempted to block legal action, brought by two senior politicians, a former policeman and a journalist, to force a judicial review and identify all the alleged victims uncovered by its criminal investigation into phone hacking by the News of the World.

Lord Prescott launched a claim for a judicial review of the Metropolitan Police’s handling of the News of the World phone-hacking case, in September.

The peer joins Labour MP Chris Bryant, former Scotland Yard deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick and journalist Brendan Montague in asking the courts to decide whether police handled the case properly.

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