Former NOTW bosses 'in contempt of Parliament' over phone-hacking evidence

Former News of the World editor Colin Myler has been found in contempt of Parliament over evidence he gave about the phone-hacking scandal.

Mr Myler and Tom Crone, former legal manager of the now-defunct Sunday newspaper, gave evidence to a committee of MPs in 2011.

The House of Commons Committee of Privileges "formally admonished" the pair over claims they made that hacking at the Sunday tabloid was confined to a single "rogue reporter".

NOTW closed down in 2011, a week after revelations the newspaper had intercepted the voicemail of missing British teenager Milly Dowler - who was later found murdered.

A number of senior journalists from the newspaper were questioned by police when it was alleged more widespread hacking had taken place.

Former editor Andy Coulson and royal editor Clive Goodman were both jailed for their roles in the hacking scandal.

Colin Myler holding the last edition of the NOTW Credit: PA