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Mirror journalists: we weren't involved in hacking

The senior editorial executives at the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror gave written guarantees to their publisher.

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SENIOR EDITORIAL EXECUTIVES at the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror have given a written guarantee to their publisher that they were not involved in phone hacking or paying police.

The Guardian reports today that Trinity Mirror has not looked for guarantees from former executives, including Piers Morgan, former editor of the Daily Mirror.

Morgan has denied he had any role in the phone hacking and said he never ordered any of his journalists to do so when he worked at the paper.

Trinity Mirror is the second newspaper group connected with the allegations that journalists hacked into the voicemail of public figures.

People arrested as part of the investigation into the hacking allegations included former British newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks, and former editor of the News of the World,  Andy Coulson.

Shortly after the allegations came to public knowledge this year, the News of the World, owned by Rupert Murdoch, closed.

Recently Heather Mills claimed she had spoken to a Mirror journalist who said information had been taken from Mill’s voicemails.

Lawyer Mark Lewis represents claimants taking civil action against News International and says he has three similar cases against Trinity Mirror.

Trinity Mirror has not received notification of any legal action, the Guardian reports.

For more information read this story in today’s Guardian>

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