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Another UK tabloid claims possible hacking

2012-01-16 15:41

London - The editor of Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid says it's possible illegal phone hacking took place at the newspaper.

Richard Wallace told the country's media ethics inquiry on Monday that hacking "might well" have been going on at the Mirror in the early 2000s.

But he said he had no knowledge of it and insisted "ethical issues are embedded" within the culture of the newsroom.

Wallace's predecessor, CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan, has told the inquiry that he didn't believe he ever listened to hacked voicemail messages while he was editor between 1995 and 2004.

The judge-led inquiry into press standards and ethics was set up in the wake of revelations about illegal eavesdropping at Rupert Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World.