Sat Mar 16th, 2013 at 12:31:43 PM EST
Yesterday we had several senior members of the UK's Mirror Group arrested, former editors and deputies from one of the papers, including the person who was Piers Morgan's deputy. In the corner of the article was the mention that the supergrass involved was someone who had worked for both the Mirror Group and the News of the World.
And tonight some of what is being investigated was revealed:
Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch hit by 600 fresh claims | UK news | The Guardian
Detectives are examining an estimated 600 fresh allegations of phone-hacking incidents at Rupert Murdoch's now closed News of the World on the back of fresh evidence obtained by the Metropolitan police from a suspect turned supergrass.
Further details are expected to emerge on Monday morning at the high court during a hearing relating to the existing litigation by hacking victims against Murdoch's News International (NI) - hours before MPs are due to vote on joint Labour and Liberal Democrat amendments that would introduce a backstop law to stiffen regulation of the press.
Sources say Scotland Yard detectives believe they can identify as many as 600 new incidents after obtaining the phone records of an insider who is now being lined up as a crown witness. As a result of the new information, the force's Operation Weeting is recalibrating the timetable for concluding its investigation, which had been due to be completed with the conclusion of trials this year. Police now expect their work to continue into 2015.
On top of this another Mirror Group editor has been interviewed today under caution. It may be down to him being married to one of yesterday's arestees, but if not, that means that we may be now possibly talking about four UK newspapers involved in phone hacking.
Monday is shaping up to be very interesting. A televised Parliament session which could conceivably result in the collapse of the current UK government as the coalition partners end up in bloody battle over the press regulation rules. And at the same time there are court hearings for at least 12 of the current 167 civil court cases where they have agreed to settle.