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Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan interviewed for second time over phone hacking

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“Piers Morgan at PaleyFest 2013” by iDominick – http://www.flickr.com/photos/82924988@N05/15805867325/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been questioned for a second time by Scotland Yard detectives in connection with claims of phone hacking.

The journalist and television presenter was previously interviewed under caution at the end of 2013 by officers investigating claims of illegal interception of voicemails by Mirror Group journalists.

Mr Morgan was keen to emphasize on his popular Twitter account, which has 4.42 million followers, that he had not been arrested.

The Met Police said:

A 50-year-old man was interviewed under caution on April 21 2015 by officers from Operation Golding in connection with suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails.

He was interviewed by appointment. He was not arrested.

Mr Morgan was editor of the Daily Mirror from 1995 until 2004.

He left his position after approving the publication of images purporting to show British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners.

These were later shown to be fabricated though images did emerge of much more serious instances of abuse leading to criminal investigation and public inquiry.

He is currently editor-at-large for the Mail Online in the US.

He has consistently denied any involvement in phone hacking.

 

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