News of the World Fake Sheikh commissioned PI to follow Tom Watson at party conference

22 May
News of the World Fake Sheikh commissioned PI to follow Tom Watson at party conference

Former News of the World reporter Mazher Mahmood commissioned a private investigator to stalk Tom Watson at a Labour Party conference, the MP alleged. Watson told the Leveson Inquiry that Mahmood – known as the ‘Fake Sheikh – hired Derek Webb to trail him in 2009, to establish whether he was having an affair. He

25 Jan
Greenslade challeges Fake Sheikh's evidence to Leveson Inquiry

Evidence from an undercover reporter known as the ‘Fake Sheikh’ has been challenged by his former editor at the Leveson Inquiry today. Mazher Mahmood, whose image was not broadcast to protect his identity, was questioned over his resignation from the Sunday Times in 1988. A written statement from Roy Greenslade, managing editor of the paper at

12 Dec
Thurlbeck: Mosley orgy story not in public interest

A former News of the World chief reporter has admitted a story about a former F1 boss’ orgy was not in the public interest without a Nazi theme. Neville Thurlbeck, who worked at the NoW for 21 years, admitted during his oral evidence to the Leveson Inquiry that the story about Max Mosley’s S&M ‘party’