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Lewis told the committee that during legal hearings in Taylor’s case, Detective Sergeant Mark Maberly, who had been involved in the original investigation into the News of the World, had told him that there were “something like 6,000 people” who had had their messages intercepted or their own phones directly hacked.
This clashed with the official version of events, which acknowledged only eight victims, including Gordon Taylor. The Press Complaints Commission, which had already endorsed this official version, then produced a second report that came to the same conclusion. This was denounced as “a whitewash” by Labour MP Paul Farrelly.