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article imagePiers Morgan interviewed by police over phone hacking

By Joe Z Hudson     Feb 14, 2014 in Crime
London - Former tabloid editor and CNN host Piers Morgan has been interviewed by police investigating allegations of phone hacking.
In a statement released by The Guardian, the host of Piers Morgan Live 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."
The Police have confirmed that a 48-year-old man was interviewed on that date by officers from Operation Golding — the section of Operation Weeting looking at the Mirror Group, where Morgan was the editor of their biggest title: The Daily Mirror.
The interview comes after years of allegations surrounding Morgan — the editor of the Daily Mirror from 1995 to 2004 — who at one point claimed he had listened to the private voicemail messages of Paul McCartney. At the later Leveson Inquiry he refused to say who played it to him.
Morgan has denied phone hacking ever occurred under his leadership at the Mirror, but the BBCs Jeremy Paxman said at the inquiry Morgan showed him how to hack a phone: "He turned to me and said 'Have you got a mobile phone?'
"I said yes and he asked if there was a security setting on the message bit of it. I didn't know what he was talking about.
"He then explained the way to get access to people's messages was to go to the factory default setting and press either 0000 or 1234 and that if you didn't put on your own code, his words, 'You're a fool'."
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