POLICE have accepted for the first time the extent of the phone-hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, telling a court the number of potential victims whose voicemails were targeted by the newspaper was likely to be ''substantially'' more than 91.
A high court hearing to timetable the growing civil claims for damages against Mr Murdoch's News International heard a new police investigation believed there could be more potential victims than leading officers had previously said.
The London Metropolitan Police said they had found 91 personal identification numbers - necessary to access a phone's voicemail - in the possession of the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, who worked for the newspaper.
Do we have any idea what News Ltd papers have been up to in Australia.
Are they so divorced from stablemate News of The World that they were not aware of the sudden abundance of stories that were gleaned from these suspected phone taps
Are the News publications in Australia as clean as the driven snow, or is it just that no one in Australia has been caught of late.