Mirror to review practices after hacking scandal

July 26, 2011 3:04:28 AM PDT
Britain's Trinity Mirror newspaper group has announced a review into editorial practices following the explosion of the tabloid phone hacking scandal. Trinity Mirror PLC spokesman Nick Fullagar said Tuesday that the inquiry was not an investigation into claims of phone hacking, but acknowledged that the scandal over the News of the World's espionage campaign helped prompt the review.

The Daily Mirror tabloid has come under a cloud of suspicion following revelations that rival newspaper the News of the World routinely intercepted voicemails left for public figures.

One former Mirror journalist has alleged that phone hacking was rife at the left-leaning title when former editor Piers Morgan was in charge. The paper has not commented on the claim.