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Met only saw 'hack' list last week

The Metropolitan Police did not see a controversial list of 102 firms and individuals linked to rogue private investigators until last week, despite having access to the operational information that was used to compile it.

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MPs: 22 law firms 'appear on hacking-linked list'

Twenty-two law firms feature on a list of organisations and individuals linked to rogue private investigators, an influential group of MPs has revealed.

Legal firms feature most heavily on a list of 102 names passed to the Home Affairs Select Committee by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca).

Chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz. Credit: PA/PA Wire

The committee, chaired by Keith Vaz, has decided to reveal the categories of organisations on the list, but continues to protect their identities at Soca's request.

Around 10 insurance companies also feature on the list, along with eight financial services companies and two celebrities.

The range of sectors listed includes oil, rail services, security industry, pharmaceutical and debt collectors.

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