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WATCH: Rupert Murdoch pied by protester whilst giving evidence to MPs

Murdoch has been giving evidence in the phone hacking scandal.

A DEMONSTRATOR HAS attacked News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch whilst he has been giving evidence to MPs investigating the phone hacking scandal in the UK.

The man had shaving foam on his face as he threw a pie at Murdoch from close range. He was slapped by Murdoch’s wife before he was escorted out of the committee hearing room in handcuffs.

Watch the video, screengrabbed via Sky News:

Murdoch and his son James have been giving evidence to MPs on the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport select committee investigating the phone hacking scandal involving the News of the World.

The hearing was suspended for a short time before resuming with Murdoch not wearing his suit jacket. Watch the Murdochs and Rebekah Brooks give evidence live here >

A man detained by police following the incident as shown on Sky News:

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The man has been named by Sky News as comedian Johnny Marbles who tweeted this afternoon: “It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat”

- additional reporting Gavan Reilly, Susan Daly, Niall Kelly

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