Met reprimanded by MPs over newspaper phone hacking

Metropolitan police assistant commissioner, John Yates, has been chastised by the culture select com

In his reply, Yates said that he never planned to mislead the committee, and that he is disappointed that the committee believed that to be the case.

The Guardian had earlier revealed that a freedom of information request, disclosed that the police found News International had pin codes used for accessing voicemail messages belonging to 91 people.

At the time of his interrogation by the committee in September 2009, Yates showed no indication that he was knowledgeable about the scale of the hacking.

Yates had been commissioned by the Met to conduct a concise evaluation of how it had investigated News International after the Guardian claimed that voice messages had been hacked into.