UK police drop hacking probe against suspect
London: British police investigating a phone
hacking scandal that has led to the closure of a leading
tabloid and the arrest of dozens of people say they have
released a suspect from bail.
Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday they will take no further
action against the 39-year-old man.
He was not identified, but Britain`s Press Association
reported he is James Desborough, the former editor for the US
of Rupert Murdoch`s defunct News of the World.
Desborough, who won the 2009 British Press Award for show
business reporter of the year, was arrested in August in
Murdoch closed the tabloid in July after evidence emerged
that it had illegally eavesdropped on dozens of people in its
quest for scoops.
Justice Brian Leveson is leading a prolonged inquiry into
corrupt British press practices.
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