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: