Private investigator claims NOW spied on football figures

A private investigator claims he was hired by the News of the World to spy on a host of famous names from the world of football, reports the Daily Mirror.

A private investigator claims he was hired by the News of the World to spy on a host of famous names from the world of football, reports the Daily Mirror.

Personalities included Sir Alex Ferguson, David Beckham and even John Motson.

Former police officer Derek Webb told the BBC's Newsnight programme on Tuesday that he was paid by the newspaper to follow more than 100 famous figures over an eight year period, until it closed in July.

According to the Channel 4 news website, Webb's football targets were (in alphabetical order):

Alan Shearer
Alex Ferguson
Andy Gray
Ashley Cole
Benjani Mwarawairi
Chris Coleman
David Beckham
Fernando Torres
Frank Lampard
Gary Lineker
Gordon Taylor
Ian Wright
John Motson
John Terry
Jose Mourinho
Lee Chapman
Mark Bosnich
Michelle Lineker (former wife of Gary Lineker)
Paul Gascoigne
Peter Kenyon
Rio Ferdinand
Simon Jordan
Ted Terry (father of John Terry)
Tony Pulis
Lord Coe

 
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