The firms that hired rogue private investigators

The Times (£) newspaper is reporting the 102 companies found to have commissioned rogue private investigators include:

  • 22 law firms
  • Ten insurance businesses
  • Eight financial services companies
  • Four management consultancies
  • Four food services companies
  • A car rental business
  • An accountancy business
  • Clients from the chemical and construction industries
  • Nine personal clients
  • Two celebrities
  • 16 other private detectives

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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.