The Sun unveils David Dinsmore as new editor

David Dinsmore has been unveiled as the new editor of The Sun newspaper.

Mr Dinsmore will take over the role from Dominic Mohan, who is leaving to "take up a senior role advising the chief executive officer of new News Corp", News International said.

David Dinsmore pictured in 2009. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The new Sun editor will take up his position on Monday.

Mr Dinsmore said: "I relish the opportunity to build on the historic strengths of The Sun, and harness new digital opportunities to offer our loyal readers more than ever".

Mr Mohan, who has been at the newspaper 17 years, said he was "confident The Sun will go from strength to strength".