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James Murdoch: NoW hacking allegations are shocking

This Sunday's issue of the News of the World will be the last edition of the paper, News International chairman James Murdoch has said.

In the past few days, claims have been made that the paper authorised hacking into the mobile phones of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler and the families of 7/7 bombing victims.

It has also been reported that phones belonging to the families of fallen service personnel were also a target, and that police officers were paid for information.

Mr Murdoch described the allgations as "shocking" but also spoke up in support of Rebekah Brooks, a former NoW editor who is now chief executive at News International.

  • 07 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK