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Police Question Piers Morgan Over Tabloid Phone-Hacking Scandal

By    |   Tuesday, 21 April 2015 04:50 PM

Former CNN host Piers Morgan, who also used to edit the United Kingdom's Daily Mirror, was recently questioned by police over the alleged phone-hacking scandal that paper has faced scrutiny for in recent years.

It is the second time Morgan was reportedly questioned by the Metropolitan police over Operation Golding "under caution," which is used if the police think a person may have committed an offense, similar to Miranda rights in the United States, The Guardian is reporting.

In a statement, Morgan said that "Some time ago I was asked to attend an interview with officers from Operation Golding when I was next in the UK.

"This was further to a previous voluntary interview I provided in December 2013," he said.

"I attended that interview today. As this is an ongoing investigation, I am unable to comment further until its conclusion," he added.

The Metropolitan police did not name Morgan, but said it had interviewed a 50-year-old man under caution on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the alleged phone-hacking scandal at the Daily Mirror.

While no one has been charged in the scandal, four former Sunday Mirror journalists, including two editors, were arrested over the matter in March 2013.

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

Mirror Group Newspapers and News Corp., owned by Rupert Murdoch, admitted to the alleged hacking and have compensated the victims.

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Former CNN host Piers Morgan, who also used to edit the United Kingdom's Daily Mirror, was recently questioned by police over the alleged phone-hacking scandal that paper has faced scrutiny for in recent years.
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