Times journalist was disciplined for computer hacking

Simon Toms says that the journalist was not commissioned by News International.

A Times journalist was disciplined in 2009 for involvement in "computer hacking", the Leveson Inquiry has been told.

News International interim director of legal affairs Simon Toms said in written evidence to the inquiry: "I am not aware that any NI title has ever used or commissioned anyone who used 'computer hacking' in order to source stories.

"I have been made aware of one instance on the Times in 2009 which I understand may have involved a journalist attempting to access information in this way.

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