UK clears Guardian journalist over hacking coverage
The Guardian's Amellia Hill will not be prosecuted for obtaining illegal information in order to break the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
Hill, who helped to break the story about the alleged widespread criminality at Murdoch’s News of the World title, had been questioned by the police over whether she received confidential information from a detective.
Alison Levitt, principal legal advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions, said in a televised statement that a prosecution would not be in the public interest.
Two weeks ago Murdoch confidante Rebekah Brooks, a former News of the World editor and chief executive of News International, was charged with interfering with the police investigation.