A British newspaper gets shut down over voicemail hacking

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:26pm

GREAT BRITAIN (FOX44) - The News of the World Tabloid at the center of Britain's phone hacking scandal will be shut down.

The 168 year old newspaper will publish its last edition on Sunday, July 10th.

The tabloid is accused of listening to the voicemail of relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Police are investigating four thousand names of possible victims whose cell phone messages were hacked that include celebrities, royals, and politicians.

The Sunday only newspaper is owned by Rupert Murdoch.

James Murdoch, who heads European operations, said if the allegations were true, it has "no place in our company."

News International is the parent company of the News of the World Tabloid.

Rose Gentle, whose son was killed by a roadside bomb in Basra, Iraq, said if true, those who are responsible should stand trial.

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