LONDON (AP) - British police now say 5,795 people may have been victims of the phone hacking campaign carried out by the News of the World newspaper.
That's more than the roughly 4,000 names which police originally claimed to have uncovered. In a statement released Thursday, London police said it had identified the new number of names in material collected from Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator at the center of the scandal.
Police even suggested the total could grow, saying the figure was "very likely to be revised in the future."
The acknowledgment that hundreds of potential victims had been missed by police is a further embarrassment for London police, whose reputation had been tarnished by its failure to get to grips with the scandal.
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