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Piers Morgan Questioned by U.K. Phone-Hacking Police

<p>The CNN host and former newspaper editor was interviewed by police in December.</p>
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Piers Morgan arrives at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party in California in this Jan. 10 file photo. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Chris Pizzello / AP

CNN host Piers Morgan was questioned by police about phone-hacking at the tabloid newspaper he once edited, according to police and local media reports Friday.

"A 48-year-old man, a journalist, was interviewed under caution on December 6, 2013, by officers from Operation Golding in connection with suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails," London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Piers Morgan arrives at the CNN Worldwide All-Star Party in California in this Jan. 10 file photo. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Chris Pizzello / AP

The police did not formally identify Morgan, who is 48, but the Daily Telegraph reported a statement on behalf of Morgan saying the former Daily Mirror editor had been questioned.

The journalist, who has previously publicly discussed the issue of alleged phone-hacking at British tabloid newspapers, has always denied any wrongdoing.