Piers Morgan gives evidence to the Leveson Inquiry
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Leveson Inquiry: I used Benji the binman, says Piers Morgan

Former Daily Mirror and News of the World editor Piers Morgan has told the Leveson Inquiry he used the services of Benji the binman while at the Mirror.

Benji the Binman made money by going through celebrities' bins and selling material he found to newspapers, the inquiry heard.

Mr Morgan said his paper bought some of Elton John's bank statements from the binman.

He added that the method was on the cusp of being unethical.

  • 20 Dec 2011
  • From the section UK