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NOTW's Neville Thurlbeck claims unfair dismissal

The former NOTW chief reporter claims he was unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing

Former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck is taking News International to an employment tribunal claiming he was unfairly dismissed for whistleblowing, it emerged today.

Thurlbeck was arrested in April on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages while working at the now-defunct tabloid.

A source confirmed that the 50-year-old reporter was sacked earlier this month and has launched a claim against Rupert Murdoch's firm.

Read more at the Press Gazette.