Paul Stephenson, Scotland Yard’s director, resigned due to the wiretapping case
Great Britain, July 17, 2011
Sir Paul Stephenson announced his resignation after the scandal over illegal wiretapping and bribing of police officers executed by the News of the World, which was closed and owned by Rupert Murdoch.
Thus he stated, “I took this decision because of the speculation and accusations about the relationships of the Metropolitan Police with the highest International News and my particular the relationship with Neil Wallis, who, as we know, was arrested last week under the operation Weeting”.
The director would have spent time at the spa in which Wallis was chief of public relations.
In this sense, Stephenson said he accepted the invitation because of his friendship with the director and said that he did not even know that he was working there.
Wallis was arrested last Thursday for his implication in the wiretapping case. He also worked as a consultant for Stephenson in 2009, during which the Metropolitan Police had decided not to investigate the eavesdropping.