Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, has arrived at the headquarters of his company’s Sun newspaper amid rumours it would be closed down.
There is anger among staff that the company’s Management Standards Committee, which was formed to clean it up following a phone hacking scandal at sister newspaper the New of the World, has given information to the police that has led to a series of arrests at the Sun.
Ten current and former senior reporters and executives from Britain’s top selling daily were arrested over alleged payment of bribes to police and defence officials.
It is believed Murdoch is aiming to reassure staff on the future of the paper. Several journalists at the tabloid are considering a legal challenge to News Corporation for handing over details of confidential sources to police.