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Phone tap saga continues

A former police inspector who was involved in a high court case after his phone was bugged has welcomed the latest legal development.

Simon Graley’s phone was tapped during a police investigation, although a criminal case against him later collapsed.

The Interception of Communications Tribunal said the bugging warrants - obtained by police and signed by the Chief Minister - were unlawful.

But, last year, following a challenge by the Attorney General and Chief Constable, Mike Culverhouse, Deemster Doyle ordered Mr Graley’s case to be re-heard.

However, an appeal court has now overturned that ruling and backed the Tribunal.

Mr Graley says it reflects badly on those involved in the warranting process:

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