Murdoch tabloid private eye delivers hacking names

LONDON, (Reuters) – A private detective jailed for  illegally intercepting voicemail messages on behalf of a  journalist at one of Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloids on Friday  gave lawyers the names of the people he says ordered him to  carry out the phone hacking.

Glen Mulcaire’s lawyer, Sarah Webb, said no details would be  released before legal moves by her next week to prevent their  publication while a police probe continues into allegations of  phone hacking by the now closed News of the World newspaper.

Disclosure of the names would add pressure on News  International, the British newspaper arm of Murdoch’s News Corp   and shed further light on how widespread phone hacking  was at the tabloid.

Mulcaire, jailed in 2007 along with paper’s royal reporter  Clive Goodman, had been ordered to hand over the details by a  court judge.

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