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Decision whether to prosecute in phone-hacking cases imminent

The Director of Public Prosecutions Keir starmer is reported as saying that he was "reasonably confident" that the Crown Prosecution service would reach a conclusion on what action it will take by the end of July in relation to 13 cases relating to allegations of phone hacking.  The subjects of the investigation are believed to be newspaper reporters and editors.  Mr starmer told The Guardian newspaper that prosecutors were working on the basis of a "broad interpretation" of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, but also considering conspiracy to intercept communications and computer misuse offences.


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