Nine clients removed from Soca private detectives list

Nine names have been removed from a controversial list of clients of rogue private detectives on the eve of its publication as they are subject to live investigations, Scotland Yard has said.

The list, which includes law firms, insurance companies, financial services groups and celebrities, is expected to be released on Monday by the Home Affairs Select Committee.

It follows threats from chairman Keith Vaz after the director general of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) refused to release the document despite an ultimatum from MPs.

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9 names deleted from Soca list

Nine names have been removed from a controversial list of clients of rogue private detectives on the eve of its expected publication as they are subject to live investigations, Scotland Yard has said.