Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 12 July 2014

Ex-News of the World reporter dead

Former News of the World reporter Sean Hoare has been found dead in his home in Watford

A former News of the World reporter who alleged Andy Coulson "encouraged" him to hack phones has been found dead.

Sean Hoare, who made claims in a New York Times article about the Prime Minister's former communications chief, was discovered at his home in Watford, Hertfordshire, after concerns were raised about his whereabouts.

The death is being treated as "unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious", Hertfordshire police said.

A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: "At 10.40am today police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street.

"Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found.

"The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious.

"Police investigations into this incident are ongoing."

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