Leveson inquiry: Scotland Yard ‘investigated Stephen Lawrence leaks’

Two investigations have been carried out into allegations that a senior member of Scotland Yard passed unauthorised information to the media, the Leveson inquiry has heard.

Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll, head of the Stephen Lawrenceinvestigation that saw two people convicted of the murder in January, said leaks had jeopardised the chances of justice.

Driscoll said in 2011, an anonymous contact called to warn him that a senior member of Scotland Yard leaked information to the media.

Driscoll told the inquiry that leaks from the investigation he headed into the murder of Lawrence, a high-profile case, had worried him, his team and people they were working with.

Driscoll was taken through his written witness statement by Robert Jay QC, counsel to the Leveson inquiry.

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