Ex News of the World editor admits spying on Prince William

   Nov 10, 5:36 pm

Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A former Scotland Yard police officer-turned private detective has revealed that he tailed more than 90 celebrities and politicians including Prince William over a period of eight years for the now-defunct News of the World.

According to the BBC, Derek Webb targeted The Duke of Cambridge along with Chelsy Davy (Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend), former U.K. attorney general Lord Goldsmith, Angelina Jolie, British football commentator Gary Lineker, and Labor MP Tom Watson, who had led the battle in Parliament against News International's phone-hacking activities.

Webb also disclosed that his targets included two lawyers, Mark Lewis and his former assistant Charlotte Harris, who represent numerous phone-hacking victims.

"I never knew when I was going to be required," Contactmusic quoted the former Scotland Yard officer as saying.

"They phone me up by the day or by the night ... it could be anywhere in the country," he added.

Webb said that he had decided to speak out after the News of the World shut down without paying him for his work. former features editor of the tabloid told the BBC that Webb was a disgruntled former worker who had a grievance over payment. (ANI)

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