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Britain's Cameron says sorry for hiring Coulson as media chief

Published on Jun 24, 2014 8:48 PM
 
A television news crew keep track of the developments in the Phone-Hacking case using a dry marker board as verdicts begin to be returned, while they report from outside the Old Bailey in central London on June 24, 2014. British Prime Minister David Cameron gave a "full and frank" apology on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, after his former media chief Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking, saying he had been wrong to hire him. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron gave a "full and frank" apology on Tuesday after his former media chief Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking, saying he had been wrong to hire him.

"It was the wrong decision and I am very clear about that," Mr Cameron said in a recorded statement after Coulson was found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones during his time as editor of the News of the World tabloid.