Boris Johnson's deputy dismissed the ongoing phone-hacking inquiry as a result of "hysteria" among politicians and the media, Sir Paul Stephenson has told the Leveson inquiry.
The decision not to advise the prime minister of the Metropolitan police's relationship with Neil Wallis came from Downing Street, it has been revealed.
Sir Paul's Stephenson's contact with Neil Wallis was "damnably unlucky", he has told the home affairs committee.
Nearly a quarter of the Met's press officers have at some point worked for News International, Sir Paul Stephenson has admitted.
Labour stepped up its attack on David Cameron for employing Andy Coulson today, amid signs the phone-hacking scandal was spiralling out of control.
John Yates has become the latest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal, after handing in his resignation earlier today.
Sir Paul Stephenson has resigned as Metropolitan police commissioner in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal.
Read Sir Paul Stephenson's resignation letter as commissioner of the Metropolitan police in full, on politics.co.uk.
The home secretary will make a statement in the Commons tomorrow, as the Met police commissioner is dragged further into the phone-hacking scandal.