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.
Detective Chief Inspector, Specialist Crime Department at the Metropolitan Police Service. Following promotion to Detective Chief Inspector in 2003 he became Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) on the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force. Gave evidence to the Inquiry of press “intrusion” when working on Operation Fishpool in the case of the Stephen Lawrence murder.
Detective Chief Inspector for the Metropolitan Police. Gilmour joined the police in 1991, rising through the ranks investigating Serious Crime. From 2002 to 2005, Gilmour worked on Operation Glade, investigating police corruption. Journalists were interviewed under caution, after evidence suggested they had been commissioning private investigators to obtain information illegally.
British police officer within the Metropolitan Police Service having represented the MPS both nationally and internationally while dealing with incidents of serious crime, including being appointed Case Officer for Operation Caryatid, investigating the phone-hacking of members of the Royal Family. Gave evidence to the Inquiry on his attempts to establish the extent of phone-hacking by specific journalists.
Retired detective, worked for 30 years with the Hertfordshire Constabulary specifically conducting surveillance on major criminals. Webb told the Inquiry that from 2003 to 2011 when the News of the World suspended business, he undertook surveillance for that paper as a private Investigator, with a break of 15 months when he was awaiting trial on charges relating to aiding and abetting Misconduct in Public Office. That case was dismissed and Webb continued to work with the News of the World until it closed. Webb listed eight journalists who had sought his help.
Detective Sergeant for the Metropolitan Police force, Williams had been involved in many operations within Organised Crime Group, Specialist Operations and Anti-Terrorism branches. He led the police inquiry into hacking allegations in 2006 and gave evidence to the Inquiry about the early investigations of Operation Caryatid and his interviews with Glenn Mulcaire, then of the News of the World.