Friday, April 6, 2012

Sky News gave reporters permission to hack computer of 'Canoe Man' John Darwin

Sky News yesterday admitted hacking into the email account of back-from-the-dead canoeist John Darwin.

The news channel said it authorised one of its reporters to intercept messages before Darwin was jailed in 2008 for faking his death in an elaborate plot to secure £500,000 in pension and life insurance payouts.

The broadcaster said yesterday that it stood by its actions and insisted that its North of England reporter, Gerard Tubb, was acting in the public interest. Read More