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Phone hack probe: No more charges; BRIEFLY.

THE long-running inquiry into phone hacking has concluded after prosecutors announced no charges would be brought over remaining allegations.

Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, who was previously interviewed under caution, vowed to get "spectacularly drunk" after being told he will face no further action.

The Crown Prosecution Service concluded there is "insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of a conviction" in relation to corporate liability at News Group Newspapers, the company that published the now defunct News of the World, for alleged phone hacking.

The same decision was reached in relation to 10 journalists who worked at Mirror Group Newspapers. It signals the end of the CPS's involvement in phone hacking investigations, which were launched in 2011 in the wake of revelations about the practice at the NotW.

Morgan, 50, said on Twitter: "I'm now going to get spectacularly drunk. Happy Christmas."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 12, 2015
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