Nine names dropped from list at request of Met Police

Scotland Yard has confirmed nine names have been withdrawn from a controversial list of around 100 clients of rogue private detectives as they are still being investigated.

In all, nine names have been removed from the Soca Operation Millipede list at the request of the Metropolitan Police Service as they are subject to live and an ongoing investigations.

– Scotland Yard spokesman

He added that five of the names relate to Operation Tuleta, the force's probe into computer hacking and other alleged privacy breaches, while four relate to other ongoing investigations.

The names of around 100 firms and individuals who allegedly used corrupt private investigators was handed from Soca to the Committee earlier this year on condition it was not published.

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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.