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Piers Morgan Questioned by Police Over Tabloid Phone Hacking

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Piers Morgan Questioned by Police Over Tabloid Phone Hacking
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Former CNN host Piers Morgan was questioned for a second time by British police today about tabloid phone hacking.

Morgan, who edited Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper between 1995 and 2004, said he attended a voluntary interview with detectives.

"As this is an ongoing investigation, I am unable to comment further until its conclusion," he said in a statement. London's Metropolitan Police said "a 50-year-old man was interviewed under caution ... In connection with suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails." "Under caution" means Morgan was not arrested, but the interview was recorded and could be used in future prosecutions

Morgan, 50, was previously questioned by police investigating hacking in December 2013.

He has denied knowing that reporters were eavesdropping on mobile-phone voicemails when he was an editor. Britain's phone hacking scandal was triggered by the 2011 revelation that employees of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World listened to the voicemails of politicians, celebrities and even crime victims in a quest for scoops.

Since then, police investigations, criminal trials and a public inquiry have revealed that phone hacking was widespread at Britain's tabloids more than a decade ago.

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