Phone hacking: BBC director general candidate accused of destroying evidence

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Will Lewis, one particular of the men and women shortlisted to be the following head of the BBC, has been accused of aiding the concealment and destruction of thousands and thousands of email messages relating to phone hacking at the News of the Planet and the Sunlight.

In performing so, the former Day by day Telegraph editor hindered felony investigations into the titles, it is claimed.

The allegations arrived to gentle in the Significant Courtroom on Wednesday.

Mr Lewis claimed the allegations towards him had been “wholly untrue”.

The 51-12 months-previous is one particular of 4 men and women being considered to switch Lord Hall as director normal of the BBC.

The promises emerged in a 137-web site document entitled “Re-amended particulars of concealment and destruction”.

The document is section of ongoing litigation in which forty nine claimants are currently suing The Sunlight and the now defunct

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