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No charges over Thurlbeck claims

The CPS has said it will not prosecute former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck over allegations of witness intimidation and harassment relating to the phone-hacking scandal.

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CPS 'concluded no prosecution should take place' in Thurlbeck case

Having applied the full test set out in the code for crown prosecutors the CPS has concluded that no prosecution should take place.

Given that the journalist in question remains on bail for further offences, we do not intend to give any further information at this point.

Mr Thurlbeck remains on police bail on suspicion of offences under Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

– Alison Levitt QC, the top legal adviser to the director of public prosecutions

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