Letter written by Clive Goodman
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Goodman letter alleges hacking 'widely discussed' at NoW

MPs have released a letter from a journalist jailed for phone hacking, alleging senior News of the World figures knew what was going on.

Former royal editor Clive Goodman wrote the letter to News International as he appealed against his dismissal in 2007.

Mr Goodman said hacking was "widely discussed" at the paper and that he had been promised his job back if he did not implicate it in court.

A spokesman for News International said: "We recognise the seriousness of materials disclosed to the Police and Parliament and are committed to working in a constructive and open way with all the relevant authorities."

Robert Peston reports.

  • 16 Aug 2011
  • From the section UK