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Phone hack police quizzed Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan

Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan has been questioned over claims of phone hacking.

The 48-year-old was interviewed under caution at the end of last year by officers investigating claims of illegal interception of voicemails by Mirror group 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

"He was interviewed by appointment at a south London police station. He was not arrested."

In a statement released to the Guardian newspaper, 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 December 6 2013."

Belfast Telegraph