23 September 2006

UK - Attorney General for admissibility of phone-tap evidence

The Attorney General Lord Goldsmith says he now favours allowing intercept evidence to be used in court. He told the BBC he thought it would increase the chances of jailing crime bosses and terrorists. He had been persuaded of the benefits by seeing how the US had used intercept evidence to jail five top Mafia bosses. see also DPP backs attorney's call to admit phone-tap evidence in court (Guardian) and Analysis: phone tap U-turn would end 'illogical' law (Times).