UK

Sir Paul Stephenson Stands Before Select Committee Over Phone Hacking

19/07/2011 12:02 BST | Updated 18/09/2011 10:12 BST

Sir Paul Stephenson, the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner, is being questioned by a parliamentary select committee over the phone hacking scandal as a day of hearings involving some of the key players in the saga begins.

The Met chief resigned on Sunday night after it was alleged he'd taken hospitality from Neil Wallis, a man who had previously worked for Andy Coulson at the News of The World.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating how he and John Yates, the former counter-terror chief who stepped down on Monday, handled allegations of phone hacking and corruption.