Channel 4 claim the News of the World targeted Met detective Dave Cook who was investigating 15 year old murder. They also say Brooks was informed at the time. The reason given was that the NOTW wanted to know if that detective was having an affair with a member of Crimewatch staff.
It seems the woman in question was his wife.
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