Piers Morgan questioned over phone hacking

| 18/02/2014

(BBC): Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been questioned by police over phone hacking, it has emerged. Police confirmed a 48-year-old journalist was interviewed under caution on 6 December last year. The CNN host, who has not been named by Scotland Yard, was questioned as part of an investigation into alleged hacking at Mirror Group Newspapers. Morgan, who has always denied any involvement in the practice, confirmed he had attended the interview. He was interviewed as part of Operation Golding, the investigation into allegations of phone interception at Mirror Group Newspapers, which is a strand of the wider Operation Weeting.

In a statement, Mr Morgan said: "In early November I was asked to attend an interview by officers from Operation Weeting when I was next in the UK.  This was further to a full witness statement I had already freely provided. I attended that interview as requested on 6 December 2013."

CNN said it was aware of the interview before it took place and had no further comment to make.


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