‘I’ve never hacked a phone’: Piers Morgan defends Mirror and launches scathing attack against Prince Harry

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Former Mirror editor Piers Morgan has said there is “no evidence” to suggest that he ever hacked a phone, or told someone else to do so, as he launched a scathing attack against Prince Harry.

His comments came as he made a statement outside his house this afternoon after a High Court ruling this morning.

Mr Morgan edited the Mirror from 1995 to 2004 and was found this morning to have known about phone hacking when in charge.

“There is just one article relating to the prince [Harry] published in The Daily Mirror during my entire nine-year tenure as editor that he [High Court judge] thinks may have involved some unlawful information gathering,” he says.

“To be clear, I had then and still have zero knowledge of how that particular story was gathered.”

Mr Morgan said he wanted to reiterate “I’ve never hacked a phone or told anyone else to hack a phone”.

In reference to Prince Harry, who was part of the case against the Mirror, Mr Morgan said: “I want to say this Prince Harry’s outrage at media intrusion into the private lives of the royal family is only matched by his own ruthless, greedy and enthusiasm for doing it himself.”

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Mr Morgan added: “He also says he’s on a mission to reform the media when it’s become clear his real mission, along with his wife, is to destroy the British monarchy.”

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