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UK: Guardian journalist and police officer not charged over “phone-hacking leak”

By Alice Purkiss / 29 May, 2012


Guardian journalist Amelia Hill will not be charged over a police leak relating to phone hacking that took place in the early stages of the inquiry. The Crown Prosecution Service made the decision not to prosecute Hill, who was one of the journalists who revealed Milly Dowler’s phone had been hacked, or the police officer who was alleged to have passed her early information about the inquiry. A spokesperson for the director of public prosecutions said that there was no evidence the police officer had been paid for the information, and the information disclosed was not highly sensitive.

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