Met ‘gagged’ Leveson evidence over police leaks to News of the World

Scotland Yard has been accused of covering up intelligence that could have been of vital importance to the Leveson inquiry which allegedly claims that a very senior police officer was leaking information to the News of the World.

A year after a series of current and former Metropolitan police commissioners gave evidence to the inquiry, Robert Jay QC, counsel to the inquiry, confirmed that Scotland Yard had claimed “public interest immunity” in relation to the internal intelligence report, written in 2006.