Hoare said hacking was "endemic" at Sun and NoW

Stuart Hoare on his whistleblower NoW brother.

The brother of Sean Hoare - the News of the World whisteblower who died in July - insisted today that "everything Sean said was the whole truth".

And he said that his brother believed phone-hacking was daily routine at the Sun, as well as the News of the World.

Hoare, who left the News of the World in 2005, told the New York Times in 2010 about the widespread nature of phone-hacking at the paper. He was one of the first former staffers to go on the record about the practice, and to reveal that he had hacked phone messages himself.

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Dominic Ponsford is editor of Press Gazette