Unlock Democracy: 3,500 people ask police to widen inquiry on press intrusions

3,500 people ask police to widen inquiry on press intrusions

A growing number of people have cosigned a letter to Assistant Police Commissioner Cressida Dick asking for clarification of the role of Operation Weeting and Operation Tuleta, and calling for the Metropolitan Police to widen their investigation to all reported incidences of illegal media intrusion.

The open letter, which was launched by Unlock Democracy and Take Back Parliament on Wednesday, now has 3,500 co-signers. Since launching the campaign, the Met has announced that the team of police officers running Operation Weeting has been expanded and they have requested the files on Operation Motorman from the Information Commissioner. The letter asks for clarification about what the police will now be investigating.

Commenting, Director of Unlock Democracy Peter Facey said:

“We’re pleased to hear that the Metropolitan Police are now, belatedly, paying attention to the evidence the Information Commissioner gathered over the Steve Whittamore case. However, it is not clear precisely how it intends to use this evidence.

“With the Met currently in turmoil following the resignation of John Yates and Paul Stephenson, and parliament focused on News International, we are concerned that this investigation might get forgotten about.”

You can read and cosign the letter here: http://action.unlockdemocracy.org.uk/investigate-the-press