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  • Protesters dressed up as Rupert Murdoch (left) and his son James pose April 24, 2012, for photographers as they demonstrate outside the High Court in London. Rupert Murdoch was testifying during Lord Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry into media ethics to answer questions about Murdoch's role in the phone hacking scandal at his now-defunct News of the World tabloid. (Associated Press)

    Lawyer: U.K. police suspected phone hacking in 2002

    Local British police suspected more than 10 years ago that a missing schoolgirl's phone had been hacked by people associated with Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, an attorney said Wednesday.

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  • Although he said it was clear that the tabloid had accessed Milly's messages "it's not possible to state with any certainty whether Milly's voicemails were or were not deleted."

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  • Police lawyer Neil Garnham said at least one officer with southern England's Surrey Police believed in April 2002 that missing girl Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked — the latest example of police's failure to investigate the rogue tabloid, which long avoided sanction despite years of illegal behavior.

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