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Milly Dowler hacking 'known about in 2002'.

Summary: The police force investigating the murder of Milly Dowler have been accused of knowing in 2002 that her phone had been hacked.

The police force responsible for investigating the murder of Milly Dowler have been accused of knowing in 2002 that the schoolgirl's phone had been hacked.

Claims in The Independent newspaper cite that detectives involved with the case were informed nine years ago that the News of the World (NotW) had accessed her voicemails, but that they took no action.

Allegations that the murdered teenager's phone messages were hacked only emerged publicly in July this year, during a scandal that eventually led to the newspaper being closed down.

It then later emerged that in 2002, Surrey Police had removed a detective from the probe into her disappearance after the officer passed on details of the case to a friend - an allegation that the Independent Police Complaints Commission is currently investigating.

The Dowler family's solicitor, Mark Lewis, said: "Questions need to be asked why the police seemed keener on selling newspapers than solving crimes. It seems that when the public dialled 999 the police dialled NotW."

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Date:Oct 13, 2011
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