Police announce likely figure of victims of News of the World scandal, from nearly 6,000 potential targets of the tabloid.

This article titled “Phone-hacking victims to number 800” was written by Lisa O’Carroll, for guardian.co.uk on Saturday 10th December 2011 13.03 UTC

The final number of victims of the News of the World’s phone-hacking operation is expected to be in the region of 800 people, Scotland Yard has said.

This is a fraction of the 5,800 names the police had previously identified from the notebooks of Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator used by the now defunct Sunday tabloid.

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