and further update http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-14143019
just a thought to add to what I posted earlier, below: if Mr Salter's phone really had been hacked, someone would have found clear evidence of hs four-year expenses fraud, claiming £1000 a month for a non-existent property, and would have made use of that, especially as the News of the World were not his biggest fans in 2000, when he was still fraudulently claiming that money - wouldn't they?
er, no. This is His Master's Voice's copy of Mr Salter's press release, usual fisking mine:
Former Reading West MP Martin Salter has been reportedly named as one of the figures targeted by a private investigator implicated in the News of the World scandal.
Mr Salter, according to files obtained by The Guardian newspaper, was the victim of an inquiry he was the victim of nothing. He didn't know until the Guardian reported it this week, and nothing has happened to him by a private detective who paid a junior police officer to search the police national computer for information. the police officer who took the money, allegedly, is guilty. That's it.
His name emerged alongside former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and another MP Nick Brown.
The Guardian says it has a transcript of a previously unreported court case in which it was revealed Devon and Cornwall Police had discovered one of its officers was providing information to the private investigator in 2003.
The paper says the investigator was making enquiries on behalf of journalists at the time when the News of the World was attacking Mr Salter for refusing to support its campaign to pass legislation – Sarah’s Law – to publicise the whereabouts of convicted paedophiles. He was not the only one to refuse to support that campaign, there were many others, including me, but the rest of us were not targeted in any way, probably because we did not choose to give the NotW campaign publicity in press releases.
However The Guardian says the private investigator has refused to name the journalists who commissioned him. and even if he had I should hope the Guardian, piece of filth though it is, would have enough journalistic integrity not to reveal its sources.
Yesterday Mr Salter told the Reading Post the matter what matter? nothing has happened to Mr Salter. The PNC looked at information about him, allegedly, and if anything had been found that the NotW was minded to use I am quite sure they would have done so; they clearly found nothing of interest was in the hands of his solicitors who have been asked to do what exactly? but said he thought he was a target because he “stood up to Rebekah Brooks”. who was called Wade then, as I hope Mr Salter knows
The News of the World under of the editorship of Rebekah Brooks Wade led the campaign for Sarah’s Law following the murder of Sarah Payne by Roy Whiting, a convicted sex offender who had been released from prison.
Mr Salter refused to support the newspaper’s campaign to allow parents to have access to the Sex Offenders’ Register. See above.
In June 2006, he spoke up in the House of Commons he used that opportunity to refer to the alleged burning out of a paediatrician, mistaken for a paedophile by a mob, following the Sarah's Law campaign, unfortunately this has been shown up as an urban myth about the dangers of publicising information about convicted paedophiles when a right wing website called Redwatch linked to another called Noncewatch emerged. not on this topic at all, but never mind the facts, hey?
The website said: “Nonces deserve nothing more than a decent British noose around their necks and a long drop.” thanks for the publicity Martin, love and kisses Noncewatch
Mr Salter stood down as MP for Reading West in 2010 and has been in Australia ever since. He returns to this country next month. having placed self-publicity, including photos, in the Reading Evening Post and Newbury Weekly News, just ahead of time, handy, eh? idiot stooges in the media
The Newbury Weekly News quotes him as saying he "will not be giving interviews" because of possible "prejudice" to "any future legal action". More likely to avoid prejudice to his resumed political career in Reading, hein?