British police question CNN's Piers Morgan over phone-hacking: media

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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 8:09 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have questioned CNN host Piers Morgan in connection with allegations of phone-hacking at the Daily Mirror, a newspaper he formerly edited, local media reported on Friday.

"A 48-year-old man, a journalist, was interviewed under caution on December 6, 2013, by officers from Operation Golding in connection with suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails," a spokesman for London's Metropolitan Police said.

The spokesman said Operation Golding was an inquiry into phone-hacking at the Mirror newspaper and was a spin-off from a long-running investigation into similar criminal allegations centered on Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World newspaper.

Trinity Mirror declined to comment and there was no immediate comment from the spokeswoman for Morgan, who is 48.

(Reporting by Michael Holden and Kate Holton, editing by Guy Faulconbridge)