Guardian fights 'unprecedented' police source grab

The Guardian is determined to resist any attempt by the Metropolitan police to uncover the confident

The Metropolitan police have applied for a court order against the Guardian and one of its reporters forcing it to disclose confidential sources used in its acclaimed coverage of the phone-hacking scandal.

In a statement the force said its phone-hacking inquiry, Operation Weeting, was one of its "most high profile and sensitive investigations" and claimed the public interest was "protected by ensuring there is no further potential compromise".

"We pay tribute to the Guardian's unwavering determination to expose the hacking scandal and their challenge around the initial police response," the Met said.

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