Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
The parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, whose voicemails were intercepted by the News of the World, leading to the misconception that Milly had been receiving her messages and was therefore alive. The unearthing of this practice sparked the investigations and subsequent court action against those involved, which in turn led to the establishment of the Leveson Inquiry. Designated Core Participant Victims in the Inquiry.
Former Assistant Chief Constable at Surrey Police, Kirkby held an internal investigation into the Surrey Police’s handling of the information accessed by the News of the World, which was obtained by hacking the voicemail of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.
Pressure group established in 2011 by Prof Brian Cathcart and Dr Martin Moore to campaign for a free and accountable press. It seeks to give a voice to the views of victims of press abuses and provided support to many Core Participant Victims at the Inquiry.
Detective Chief Inspector at New Scotland Yard. Macdonald was involved in Operation Weeting, the police investigation into allegations of phone hacking at the News of the World. His evidence related directly to the progression of the hacking of murdered schoolgirl Millie Dowler’s voicemail and in particular how and whether voicemails had been deleted.
British multinational telecommunications company, with headquarters in London. Told the Inquiry of being approached by the Metropolitan Police Service in 2006 and informed that unauthorised individuals had gained access to the voicemail boxes of its customers. Gave evidence on the security measures that had been taken to improve security since.