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Peston: NoW paid police for royal contact numbers

BBC business correspondent Robert Peston claims that police officers received money for royal contac

A royal protection officer was paid by the News of the World to hand over contact information for the Royal Family, according to BBC business correspondent Robert Peston.

Emails uncovered in 2007 after NoW royal editor Clive Goodman was arrested for phone-hacking - and later handed to the law firm Harbottle & Lewis - provide evidence the paper paid for contact details for the Royal Family, their friends and other connections.

The payments were allegedly made to a royal protection officer. According to Peston, the emails were handed to Scotland Yard on 20 June this year.

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