Leveson Inquiry: Ipswich Murder Probe Was 'Jeopardised' By NotW, David Harrison Says
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Source: Huffington Post
Serial killer Steve Wright was convicted for the murders of five women in 2008
The News of the World "jeopardised" a police inquiry into a spate of murders in Ipswich, a former senior police officer has alleged.
David Harrison, who worked on the inquiry into the killing of five prostitutes in Ipswich while at for the Serious Organised Crime Agency, told the Leveson inquiry into press ethics that the tabloid had hired ex-special forces soldiers to carry out their own surveillance on a suspect, which could have "seriously hindered" the police inquiry.
"I believe that by its actions NotW jeopardised the murder inquiry," the retired officer said in a witness statement.