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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch in Britain amid police quiz rumours

Published on Jun 26, 2014 4:24 PM
 
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch being driven away from his home in central London on June 26, 2014. A spokesman for Mr Murdoch declined to comment on his plans while in London, but the Guardian newspaper reported this week that British police want to question him over allegations of criminality at his British newspapers, which include The Sun, The Times and the now-defunct News of the World. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - News Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch was in London on Thursday, amid reports that police want to question him in the wake of the phone-hacking trial.

The 83-year-old US-based media mogul flew into London, after the high-profile trial concluded with the conviction of Andy Coulson, one of his former British newspaper editors.

A spokesman for Mr Murdoch declined to comment on his plans while in London, but the Guardian newspaper reported this week that British police want to question him over allegations of criminality at his British newspapers, which include The Sun, The Times and the now-defunct News of the World.

"We never discuss the movements of our senior executives," a spokesman for News UK, Mr Murdoch's British newspaper division, told AFP.

 
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