UK police put phone-hack victims at around 800

AP , Saturday 10 Dec 2011

British police says the total number of people whose phones were hacked by journalists at the News of the World tabloid is around 800

Scotland Yard says investigators have spoken with 2,037 people, of whom "in the region of 803 are victims" whose names appeared in notes seized from a private investigator working for the now-shuttered News of the World.

The force said Saturday it is confident it has personally contacted all the people who have been hacked or who are likely to have been hacked.

It said it still has "a raft of people" it needs to speak to who were identified as potential targets but who in the end are unlikely to have been hacked.

More than a dozen News of the World journalists have been arrested so far in the phone-hacking investigation.

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