News of the World payment scandal continues to unravel

Speaking on the BBC, business correspondent Robert Peston declares that News of the World payments t

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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