The Metropolitan Police have fought off an attempt to force them to notify hundreds of potential phone-hacking victims of a pending High Court human rights challenge against the force. Over 400 people could of been hacked in the recent newspaper hacking scandles and the courts are blocking any chance of them finding out if they was actually victims or not or and chance of them taking personal action towards them. The request for the direction came from the legal team representing five individuals who have launched the High Court challenge. They asked the court to direct the police to tell all 452 about their case to give them a chance to take part in the proceedings.