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Piers Morgan questioned on hacking

Piers Morgan has been questioned over claims of phone hacking.

The 48-year-old former Daily Mirror editor and talk show host was interviewed under caution at the end of last year by officers investigating claims of illegal interception of voicemails by Mirror g roup journalists.

Scotland Yard did not name the presenter, but said: "A 48-year-old man who is a journalist was interviewed under caution on December 6 2013 by officers from Operation Golding in connection with suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails. He was interviewed by appointment at a south London police station. He was not arrested.

"Operation Golding is a strand of Operation Weeting and is specifically investigating allegations of phone interception at Mirror Group Newspapers."

In a statement released to the Guardian, 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."

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