Sean Hoare was a showbiz and celebrity reporter for the infamous News of the World, who blew the whistle on the incredible phone hacking practices of the newspaper. Today Hoare, 47, was found dead in his apartment.
Police say there is nothing suspicious about his death. Right. The Scotland Yard chief of police resigned today with allegations that some in the organization were paid money for tips. The No. 2 official in London’s Metropolitan Police also resigned. Suicide or murder? Neither finding will be surprising.
[Hoare] “There’s more to come. This is not going to go away.”
…Hoare named a private investigator who he said had links with the News of the World, adding: “He may want to talk now because I think what you’ll find now is a lot of people are going to want to cover their arse.”
Update – The Telelgraph: Hoare pointed the finger his editor and friend Andy Coulson:
He [Hoare] told the New York Times that Mr Coulson’s claims that he knew nothing about phone hacking were “simply a lie”. He later told the BBC that his former editor had personally asked him to access phone messages, a claim that Mr Coulson denied.
Mr Hoare, who was later interviewed under caution by police, made fresh allegations last week, when he said News of the World executives paid police officers to locate “targets” by using their mobile phone signal in an operation known as “pinging”.
Then he told a Guardian journalist: “There’s more to come. This is not going to go away.”