Victims’ Stories

Paul Dadge interviewed on ITV’s ‘Lorraine’: being hacked was a loss of control

Next week marks nine years since London was devastated by one of the worst terrorist atrocities to ever hit Britain, when the London Underground and a bus were targeted by bombers. Paul Dadge was a commuter who was famously photographed helping 7/7 victim Davinia Douglass as she clutched a surgical mask to her face. He…

Interview: Mother-of-two speaks out on two-year libel fight against Daily Mail

Nobody wants to fight a national newspaper for two years to prove libel. But that is exactly what happened after Juliet Shaw, then a freelance PR consultant, was approached to appear in a Daily Mail article on women moving from city life to the country. Looking for a fresh start, Juliet had moved back to Walney…

Interview: Chris Jefferies tells Hacked Off about his ordeal, Leveson and hopes for press reform

When Chris Jefferies was woken up by police offices on the morning of December 30 2010, he had no idea he was about to be arrested in connection with the murder of his tenant, Joanna Yeates. Dog walkers discovered her body on Christmas Day. She had been strangled and her body dumped three miles from…

The triple betrayal of Jacqui Hames

Jacqui Hames’ triple betrayal by the police and the press offers a glimpse of just how murky, messy and malign the relationship between the Metropolitan Police and News International became. Hames was, for over 30 years, a police officer in the Metropolitan Police (the Met). Her ex-husband David Cook was a detective chief superintendant in…

Exclusive: anonymous phone hacking victim HJK speaks to Hacked Off

When an individual known only as ‘HJK’ gave anonymous evidence to the Leveson Inquiry last year, many people speculated over who it was. As it turned out it was not a cautious film star or politician but an ordinary member of the public, caught up in the hacking scandal after going out on a few…

Paul Dadge: former 7/7 bombings fire fighter speaks out on press intrusion and phone hacking

A man who appeared in an iconic picture of the 7/7 bombings says he has accepted press intrusion into his life, six years after the event that pushed him into the public eye. Paul Dadge, a former fire fighter, was photographed running out of Edgware Road station with Davinia Douglass, who suffered severe facial injuries…

Victims’ stories: Dowlers “very pleased” with full inquiry into practices of the press

Their story outraged the whole nation. Three months ago, it was revealed that Milly Dowler, who was murdered by nightclub bouncer Levi Bellfield* in 2002, had her mobile phone hacked after her disappearance. The Dowler family and their solicitor Mark Lewis teamed up with the Hacked Off campaign to meet the leaders of the three…

Exclusive: Endemol exec’s voicemail allegedly accessed from News of the World offices

A journalist who developed TV shows for Endemol and wrote for several national newspapers has learnt his phone may have been hacked by the News of The World. Tom Rowland, 59, who established the Daily Telegraph’s property desk in the late 80s, a section he edited until 1997, and wrote for newspapers such as The…