James Murdoch resignation and Leveson Inquiry: live – Telegraph
Detective Chief Superintendent Keith Surtees told the inquiry how police in 2006 had obtained a warrant to search the desk of Clive Goodman, a royal reporter who later pleaded guilty to conspiracy to intercept voicemails.
But only four officers got into the newspaper’s offices, with the rest, including a forensics team, “barred” from entry.
On reaching Goodman’s desk they were “surrounded” and photographed by staff who challenged the legality of the raid.
One officer had suggested there was a fear of “some form of violence”, which News International denied, the inquiry heard.