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James Hipwell Says Piers Morgan’s Daily Mirror Hacked Phones: How Did The Guardian Know?

JAMES Hipwell – former City Slicker on the Daily Mirror when Piers Morgan was editor – alleges that his former paper used to hack phones – just like they did at the News of the World. No-one – yet – has claimed such things were going on at the Daily Mailwhere Clive Goodman used to work.

Before he took the Mirror job, Morgan was editor of…The News of the World.

James Hipwell, 45, told The Australian Online he saw show business reporters on the Daily Mirror regularly intercept voicemail messages when he worked there from 1998 to 2000.

Hipwell is the only Fleet Street whistleblower who is offering to go on the record with accounts of voicemail hacking at newspapers other than the News of the World, which was closed down by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation two weeks ago.

“I know that for one simple reason: I used to see it going on around me all the time when I worked at the Daily Mirror,” he said …

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Posted: 23rd, July 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment