Things have been very quiet on the phone hacking diary front for the last couple of months. The trials are in progress, and people on the UK side of the water are very wary of discussing things that could possibly wreck the trials however this morning news broke that although vaguely connected isseperate enough to be both reportable and discussable
In a statement to The Guardian through his spokesperson, Morgan said: "In early November I was asked to attend an interview by officers fromOperation 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 6 December 2013."
Scotland Yard have confirmed that a 48-year-old journalist was interviewed on that date at a south London police station by officers from Operation Golding. That is the strand of Operation Weeting that is investigating allegations of phone interception at Mirror GroupNewspapers.
Now this is interesting, We have had a witness during the prosecutions case against the News International employees that has alleged that he hacked phones as a journalist on both the Sunday Mirror and the News of the world. (all of the NOTW staff on trial deny any involvement in any illegal activity) However, Piers did not work on the Sunday, but rather on the weekday Daily Mirror. This raises the question whether Operation Golding (the section of operation Weeting involved with hacking at Mirror Group Newspapers) has a much more extensive evidence collection that people have so far assumed.