Phone hacking spread far beyond one tabloid

THE extent of phone hacking by British journalists was yesterday shown to be much wider than previously known, with evidence suggesting The Sun and Daily Mirror tabloids were involved as well as the News of the World, the now defunct weekly.

Material produced on the first day of the British judicial inquiry into the phone hacking scandal revealed that at least 28 reporters were involved in the practice at News International, the newspaper publisher that insisted until late last year that only “one rogue reporter” was involved. Until now there has been no firm evidence of phone hacking at newspapers beyond the NoW, which was shut down by News earlier this year over the scandal.

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