updated 11/12/2010 12:32:03 PM ET 2010-11-12T17:32:03

British police say they've given prosecutors new information on a phone hacking scandal that threatens to engulf the British prime minister's top media aide.

Prime Minister David Cameron's communications director, Andy Coulson, resigned from his previous position as editor of the News of The World when it was revealed that a reporter at the tabloid illegally hacked into the cell phones of members of the royal household to sniff out stories.

Coulson denies wrongdoing, but police have been investigating recent media reports that the use of illegal methods while he was editor was far more widespread than previously established.

Prosecutors confirmed Friday they had received the file and said it would decide what to do "in due course."

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