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British police confirm they interviewed CNN's Piers Morgan for phone hacking scandal

By Gina DiFalco,

Piers Morgan, the former Daily Mirror editor and current host of his own CNN show, was questioned over his involvement in the phone hacking that took place at Mirror Group Newspapers.

Police have confirmed they interviewed Morgan, who has denied involvement in the scandal since it became public.

In a statement, Morgan said, "In early November I was asked to attend an interview by officers from Operation Weeting when I was next in the UK. This was further to a full witness statement I had already freely provided. I attended that interview as requested on 6 December 2013,” The BBC reports.

Morgan worked as editor at the Daily Mirror from 1995 to 2004 after joining News of the World in 1994.

British police confirmed they interviewed a 48-year-old male journalist but wouldn’t confirm Morgan’s name.

Reuters reports, saying “interviewed under caution” and that he was “not arrested.”

Morgan now lives in the United States, having served as a judge on America’s Got Talent before taking over Larry King’s CNN show in 2011.

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