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UK reporter won`t be prosecuted for hack leaks

Media groups were angered that police were pursuing The Guardian reporter Amelia Hill over the leaks, especially given that her paper had helped uncover the scandal.



London: British prosecutors say they won`t press charges against a Guardian journalist and her suspected police source over leaks about the country`s high-profile phone hacking investigation.

The decision closes a sensitive case which has tested already strained relations between Britain`s media and its largest police force, both of whom are struggling to deal with the fallout from the phone hacking scandal which erupted last year.

Media groups were angered that police were pursuing The Guardian reporter Amelia Hill over the leaks, especially given that her paper had helped uncover the scandal.
Britain`s Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement today there was enough evidence to show that Hill had gotten leaks about the case from an unnamed 51-year-old detective constable, but that prosecuting them would not be in the public interest.

PTI

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