The Duchess Catherine and Tony Blair, potential victims of illegal wiretaps



London. (Writing and Agencies) .- The case of illegal wiretapping by the News of the World adds a new chapter.


After the group News International, owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch who owns the Sunday admitted to spying to eight people with whom we have reached a financial settlement, among them the actress Sienna Miller, are now released new names on the 24 files to be in court related to the case.

The Duchess Catherine, wife of Prince William as well as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair set out in the new list released late on.

Scotland Yard confirmed it is considering extending its investigation into alleged wiretaps conducted by employees of News International Sunday.

The decision comes after Labour MP Tom Watson said Wednesday in the House of Commons that Blair was one of the objectives of Jonathan Rees, the private detective who conducted illegal surveillance of other public figures.

"The private investigator convicted Jonathan Rees, hired by News International, aimed at former Prime Minister Tony Blair in their covert monitoring tasks and at least one former interior minister," said Watson in Parliament.

In the presence of Prime Minister, David Cameron, Labour MP added that the data handled by Scotland Yard "strongly suggest that, on behalf of News International, Rees was aimed at members of the royal family, politicians from high-altitude and informers level on terrorism. "

The Guardian reports today that members of the royal family are the Duchess of Cambridge, spied in the run up to her marriage to the eldest son of the heir to the throne, Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Kent .

The newspaper added that the former interior minister who spoke Watson MP Jack Straw.

Speaking today at the BBC, Tony Blair said it had not been contacted by police regarding this matter: "It is an issue that I do not know. I do not know more than you know."

A spokesman for News International Watson denied the allegations "are completely wrong" and stressed that "is sufficiently well documented that Jonathan Rees and Southern Investigations (your company) worked in recent years for several newspaper groups."

The spokesman said that police "did not have asked for any information regarding Jonathan Rees." He added: "We want to emphasize that once again Tom Watson made the allegations taking advantage of their parliamentary immunity."

Scotland Yard reopened its investigation in January flats at the mobile phones of public figures after new claims by those affected, including the actress Sienna Miller, who this week was compensated with 100,000 pounds (114,000 euros) for harassment and violation of private space.

The investigation was reopened days after Andy Coulson, press officer of the prime minister, David Cameron, and director of "News of the World" when he made the listeners, resigned from office saying he could not adequately do their job.

An initial investigation Coulson exempted from liability, but the jail was responsible for the information of the royal house Clive Goodman and Rees, found to have played the phones of several royal advisers.

Since the scandal erupted hear five years ago, News of the World has insisted that it is somewhat isolated, but newspaper's former employees have said that tap phones to get news was widespread.

The Sunday has an average sales of 2.8 million copies a week and, according to various media, has already been earmarked 20 million pounds (22.8 million euros) to compensate the victims of wiretaps.