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Ex-News of the World editor Andy Coulson is arrested

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been arrested by police investigating phone hacking and corruption allegations.

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended his decision to give Mr Coulson a "second chance" and employ him as his director of communications - a job he has since left.

At a news conference, Mr Cameron also announced two inquiries - one led by a judge - into the phone hacking allegations and newspaper ethics.

Andy Coulson has denied any involvement or knowledge of illegal activity at the News of the World.

James Kelly reports.

  • 08 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK
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