Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan was questioned by UK police over claims of phone hacking, it has emerged.
The 48-year-old was interviewed under caution at the end of last year by officers investigating claims of illegal interception of voicemails by Mirror group journalists.
Scotland Yard did not name the presenter, but said: “A 48-year-old man who is a journalist was interviewed under caution on December 6, 2013 by officers from Operation Golding in connection with suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails.
“He was interviewed by appointment at a south London police station. He was not arrested.
“Operation Golding is a strand of Operation Weeting and is specifically investigating allegations of phone interception at Mirror Group Newspapers.”
In a statement released to the Guardian, Morgan said: “In early November I was asked to attend an interview by officers from Operation Weeting when I was next in the UK.
“This was further to a full witness statement I had already freely provided. I attended that interview as requested on December 6, 2013.”