CPS decides not to prosecute Guardian's Amelia Hill

Insufficient evidence against her to provide a “realistic prospect of conviction”.

CPS decides not to prosecute Guardian's Amelia Hill
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Guardian journalist Amelia Hill will not be prosecuted in relation to allegations she received confidential information from an officer working on the Met’s phone-hacking probe Operation Weeting.

Hill was questioned by officers investigating leaks from the investigation in September, three weeks after a 51-year officer was arrested for allegedly supplying information to the paper.

She was one of 11 individuals whose files were handed over to the Crown Prosecution Service by the Met in April, but the CPS today revealed it will not press charges against Hill for aiding and abetting misconduct in public office or breach of the Data Protection Act.

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