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David Blunkett: 'Hacking took me close to breakdown'

The former home secretary David Blunkett tells the BBC how revelations about his private life in the News of the World almost caused him a nervous breakdown.

Speaking to the BBC's Home Editor Mark Easton, Mr Blunkett explained how former NOTW editor Andy Coulson came to his home in Sheffield to confront him with allegations that he had had an affair with a married woman.

  • 24 Jun 2014
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