Saturday 29 January 2011

Evans: 'Phone hacking an obnoxious abomination'

Sir Harold Evans has described phone hacking as an "obnoxious abomination" that has "nothing whatsoever to do with investigative journalism"

Sir Harold, the former editor of the Sunday Times, made his remarks on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning.

Interviewed by James Naughtie, Sir Harold added: "I just feel very strongly it is an appalling practice and very, very harmful to investigative journalism."

He also said "If the press wants to avoid restrictions, don't behave like a sleazy crook."

You can listen to the interview, which was at 08:43, via the listen again link on the Today homepage here.

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