In the Media

Police probe News of the World stories

PUBLISHED October 17, 2005

Scotland Yard is investigating the provenance of a number of stories published under the byline of Mazher Mahmood, the News of the World's undercover reporter.

The inquiries started after a man approached the police to claim that he had acted as an agent provocateur to provide sensational stories for the NoW. One of the exclusives he claims to have set up was the alleged plot by a gang to kidnap Victoria Beckham.