Sticky fin­gers. Queen not amused by cops gob­bling guests’ nuts, court hears

Metro Canada (Ottawa) - - Business -

A pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tor con­victed of eaves­drop­ping on the voice mails of royal staff told a tabloid ed­i­tor that Queen El­iz­a­beth II was an­noyed be­cause po­lice of­fi­cers ate the nuts laid out for Buck­ing­ham Palace guests.

The tid­bit was passed on by Clive Good­man to Andy Coul­son, then ed­i­tor of the nowde­funct News of the World.

Good­man’s 2005 email notes: “Memo (has) now gone around to all palace cops tell- ing them to keep their sticky fin­gers out.”

The email was used as ev­i­dence at the phone-hack­ing trial of Coul­son, for­mer ed­i­tor Re­bekah Brooks and five oth­ers. All deny guilt.

An eighth de­fen­dant, Ian Ed­mond­son, was dropped from the trial Thurs­day be­cause doc­tors have de­clared him un­fit to stand trial. Judge John Saun­ders said Ed­mond­son would be tried once he has re­cov­ered.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.