Ex-News of the World journalist Paul McMullan leaves the Leveson Inquiry
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Leveson Inquiry: Editors 'knew phones were hacked'

Phone hacking was carried out with the knowledge of News of the World editors, an ex-journalist on the paper has said.

Paul McMullan accused ex-NoW editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, who deny knowledge of hacking, of "trying to drop me and my colleagues in it".

"I don't think anyone realised that anyone was committing a crime at the start," he also told the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics.

But he said he thought phone hacking was acceptable to get to the truth.

Nicholas Witchell reports.

  • 29 Nov 2011
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