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Phone hacking: ex-tabloid editor freed on police bail

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Phone hacking: ex-tabloid editor freed on police bail


The former editor of the British tabloid the News of the World, Andy Coulson, has been released on police bail until October after being questioned about phone hacking and corruption.

The prime minister’s former aide denies knowledge of phone hacking while in charge of the paper, which is being closed after tomorrow’s edition.

“Well there’s naturally a lot of frustration among people at News of the World that the paper has been closed down,” said the paper’s Political Editor, Ian Kirby. “There’s frustration that we’re being made to pay the price for what other people have done in the past, but the Murdochs have made a decision and that’s theirs, you know, it’s their company.”

Further revelations of malpractice at one of the UK’s best-known papers have prompted David Cameron to promise an overhaul of press regulation.

Rupert Murdoch is heading to London to deal with the scandal’s aftermath, which threatens plans to expand his media empire.

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