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Civil law 'brought hacking crimes to justice'

Revelations of police failures to investigate the hacking scandal thoroughly are the latest addition to this week's Leveson drama. Had it not been for civil law, the crimes would still be in the dark.

Tim Brain used to be the chief constable of Gloucestershire police admits that the police didn't look at phone hacking in its "totality" to get a thorough picture.

Mark Lewis, a lawyer who has represented a number of high-profile hacking victims, describes the obstructive responses he said he from the police when asking them to examine the evidence. He added that the police kept returning with "no new evidence".

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