Sean Hoare Death
Events are leading to suggest that David Cameron will resign. If David Cameron now offers his resignation and resigns he may also be investigated in the hacking scandal.
Sean Hoare has died. His death is currently looking like a murder investigation. He died in Langley Road, Watford. The cause of death is possible foul play. He is a former The Sun employee. Reportes that Sean Hoare was murdered appear unfounded at this time, though Police have not totally ruled this out.
Hertfordshire police have also arrested Neil Wallis though have not arrested John Yates whose resignation to Sir Paul Stephenson was accepted. He resigns after Metropolitan Police corruption scandal involving Chamy Media. Sir Paul Stevenson has now resigned over the affair also. The Paul Stephenson resignation comes as a blow to the Met who have lost a fine leader.
Andy Coulson is arrested, the Glastonbury death of Chris Shale is still being investigated, and David Cameron open Hacking enquiry alongside Operation Weeting.
It has been reported that the former hacking whistleblower Sean Hoare has been found dead at his home, after concerned neighbours called the police.
He was a former News of the World reporter who had blown the whistle on the widespread offence of phone hacking which took place at the News of the World and other newspapers during the 90′s and early 00′s.
Sean Hoare spent time working at The Sun and he has been pronounced dead after police and medics attended his home in Langley Road, Watford, around 11am yesterday 18/07/2011.
Hertfordshire police Investigation
When asked Hertfordshire police have now said that his death is currently unexplained. Initially is does not appear to be suspicious, and investigations are continuing.
Witnesses have confirmed that a number of Police forensic officers were seen entering Mr Hoaress home at around 21:30 hrs last night and emerged carrying evidence bags, clipboards, torches and laptop bags. The latest forensics technology is computer aided and very interesting to see in action.
Mr Hoare had health problems from his hectic lifestyle, and in that past he had been a keen drinker and for some time had a drugs problem which he picked up during his many years in showbusiness reporting.
Hoare was not afraid to speak out and it was he who helped to being the phone hackling allegations, and the fact that Andy Coulson was complicit to light. The first News International journalist who had the guts to confirm that Andy Coulson knew about widespread phone hacking at the NOTW. There have been strong indications from intelligence sources that he may of been murdered or taken his own life.
His death comes after Chris Shale was found dead in Glastonbury, another public figure who has died in the past 4 weeks.
Some say quite cruelly he sacked by the NOTW after his health deteriorated. He later told The New York Times that Mr Coulson actively encouraged his staff to listen in to messages on celebrities and politicians phones.
Mr Hoare is thought to of once been a very close friend of Mr Coulson, and that they fell out over his sacking. This does bring anything the Mr Hoare says into question, therefore you can not take him as being a 100% accurate witness, but have to look at the wider picture.
After Mr Coulson went on to become the Prime Minister’s communications chief he always denied the claims and his current position is that he never condoned the use of phone hacking and does not have any recollection of incidences where phone hacking took place. Andy Coulson has made denials but very weak ones, and more clarity is possibly needed now he has been arrested.
Sean Hoare Truth
Mr Hoare has always insisted all he was doing was telling the truth. His friends say that he was a genuine witness, and that his information could of been crucial to the phone hacking and corruption allegations which are being pursued by the UK police against the Murdoch empire.
He provided information for a The New York Times article which was published last September and was subsequently interviewed under caution, and was suspected of being complicit in the hackling scandal.
Metropolitan Police officers did not gain evidence during his questioning of illegal activity on his part, though the information he provided could be seen as a catalyst for further investigations from then on.
It was reported that he made no comment to the team led by Assistant Commissioner John Yates, but it is possible that a deal may of been reached.
John Yates resigned from the force yesterday 18/07/2011 over claims that he mishandled the case, but also over the appointment Neil Wallis a former NOTW editor who worked for the Met.
Neil Wallis who is 60 has been arrested on the morning of the 14/07/2011 under suspicion of hacking and intercepting mobile phones, and obtaining personal information. His arrest was made in a dawn raid on his west London home, where he is thought to of been arrested in his dressing gown.
Wallis’ company called Chamy Media had been awarded a lucrative contract to provide PR advice to the Metropolitan Police until last September, and it is thought that he personally knew John Yates, and that his resignation may be linked with information that Wallis had provided to the Met.
The exact sum of money involved in this PR deal is uncertain but there have been reports that Wallis’ firm Chamy Media had been paid £24,000 for communications advice at a time when the force’s deputy director of public affairs was on sick leave, which makes it look quite bad.
Defending the actions the Met Police have said that at least three companies had submitted a bid for the PR service based on two days per month work over a year period.
Chamy Media got the contract as they were significantly cheaper than the others. The contract ran from October 2009 until September 2010, when it was terminated by mutual consent. September is when the hacking allegations began to surface.
Sir Paul Stephenson
The man in charge at the Met Police Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson who took the resignation of John Yates reported the contract to the Chair of the Police authority, though it should be stressed that it is unlikely an offer of the repute of John Yates would commit any crime, and he should not be seen as being guilty of anything apart from mis judgement. He does not deserve to lose his job as the evidence stands. At the moment the UK needs all the Police it has.
Sir Paul has now sadly resigned after he was forced to provide a defence defence on why he decided to have dinner with Wallis back in 2006.
He has defended himself strongly to the Metropolitan Police Authority and said that he did not believe that on any occasion he had acted inappropriately. And that he was very satisfied with his own integrity.
He has previously described the recent developments during the News of the World phone hacking inquiry over the recent weeks as highly and deeply disturbing, and has committed himself to ensuring that those involved all feel the full weight of the law. It is thought that forces above may be trying to topple him and hamper the investigation.
Sean Hoare Drugs
Sean Hoare lived a chaotic life and as part of his job as a celebrity and show business reporter he got hooked on drugs regularly took cocaine and pills while mingling with rock stars and celebrities.
One of the more disturbing aspects of the story is that is had been claimed that NOTW reporters were able to bribe police officers to track targets for stories using mobile phone mast technology, which the police have expertise and access to track a telephone number.
Sean Hoare Health
Sean had suffered from a number of health problems and health was failing, he recently had expressed a desire that journalism be cleaned up and maintained that he had not been paid for his allegations.
Andy Coulson Arrest
Sean seemed happy that he lived long enough to see the arrest of Mr Coulson, who still denies any wrongdoing, and was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking a fortnight ago. Andy Coulson is also implicated in the police corruption scandal, which was highlighted earlier this month.
Due to the untimely death of Hoare this means any knowledge he has of the corruption and illegal activities of The Sun and News of the World, may not be available to the public and police inquiry which has been confirmed as being in progress by David Cameron at the end of last week.
Operation Weeting which is the current police investigation into phone hacking at the NOTW were due to be interviewing him again about his allegations.
It is thought that Sean Hoare had been injured either last weekend or the one before whilst taking down a marquee which he had put up for a childrens party.
It is thought that an accidental blow was received by him from a heavy pole which he used to erect the marquee which had had broken his nose heavily and badly injured his foot. It is thought he attended the hospital, but may of suffered bleeding not seen by doctors.
Sean Hoare Cause Of Death
The circumstances and details surrounding the death of Sean Hoare still remain unclear. Hertfordshire police have now issued a statement which confirms that at 10:40 hrs on 18/07/2011 the police were called to Langley Road in Watford as there were concerns for the welfare of a man who lives at a property on the street. After medics and police attended the man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 11:00 hrs.There have been suggestions that the death is linked to an organised hit by the Murdoch empire but this seems fanciful.
The cause of death is currently unknown.