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News of the World hacking inquiry – daily round-up

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murdoch-attackRUPERT Murdoch is attacked, News of the World reporter's mystery death, The Sun website is hacked, Rebekah Brooks husband accidentally dumps laptop in dustbin – the hacking story just gets weirder and weirder.


Here's our round-up of the latest:  

The Sun

Murdoch attacked at phone hacking inquiry

RUPERT Murdoch was attacked while being quizzed by MPs on the News of the World phone hacking scandal. During questioning a man in a checked shirt tried to attack the News Corp chairman. The assailant appeared to throw a white substance at the 80-year-old.

Daily Mail

'Someone's coming to get me': Terrified phone-hacking whistleblower feared for his life before he was found dead

The man who launched the entire phone hacking scandal had become a paranoid recluse who believed someone was out to get him, a friend has revealed.
Sean Hoare, who was found dead at his flat in Watford, Hertfordshire, yesterday, had spent much of the last weeks of his life 'hiding' in his flat with the curtains drawn.

The Times

Murdoch attacked during hearing
An activist and self-styled comedian attacked Rupert Murdoch and pelted him with foam today forcing the suspension of evidence to a House of Commons select committee. Mr Murdoch’s son James and his wife Wendi tried to stop the attacker

The Guardian
Rupert Murdoch: I knew nothing about phone hacking

News Corp chief gives hesitant performance in front of MPs, but son admits firm contributed to private investigator's legal fees
Rupert Murdoch has revealed the full extent of his ignorance of the phone-hacking scandal at his UK newspaper empire that led to the closure of the News of the World.
In a hesitant performance in front of MPs on Tuesday punctuated by long pauses before many of his answers, the News Corporation chairman and chief executive said it was "the most humble day of my life".

Daily Star
RUPERT Murdoch has admitted he was 'shocked' and 'ashamed' over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
Rupert Murdoch told the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee that this was 'the most humble day' of his life before answering questions over the phone hacking scandal.


NI paid legal fees for hacking pair

News International made payments to phone hackers Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire after they were convicted of the crime, James Murdoch admitted today. Goodman, former royal editor at the News of the World, and private investigator Mulcaire, were both jailed in 2007 over royal phone taps.

Daily Mail
Brooks and mystery of dumped bag: Laptop, phone and papers 'belonging to husband' found in bin near couple's London home
Police were yesterday given a bag containing a computer, phone and paperwork found in a bin near the London home of Rebekah Brooks.
Someone handed the items to security guards at the Chelsea Harbour complex of luxury apartments where she owns a £1.5million property.
It is understood that Mrs Brooks’s husband Charlie tried to reclaim them, but could not prove they were his – and the guards called police instead.

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