News Int denies new phone-hacking cover up claims

News of the World staff accused of destroying evidence in order to cover up phone hacking activity.

News of the World publisher News Group Newspapers has been accused of deliberately destroying evidence in an attempt to cover-up the full extent of phone-hacking at the defunct tabloid.

It was alleged at the High Court yesterday - where NGN parent company News International settled with 37 phone-hacking victims - that computers used by former NoW journalists had been destroyed in 2010, months before the Met launched its hacking investigation Operation Weeting.

The claim was made by the lawyer for the hacking victims, Jeremy Reed, who said that eight computers used by former reporters at the paper were destroyed when the company moved from Wapping to Thomas More Square in August 2010.

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