Phone-hacking row as it happened: 18 July

Key points

  • Former News of the World reporter and phone-hacking whistleblower Sean Hoare is found dead at home
  • Met Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates has resigned, saying he acted with complete integrity and his conscience was clear
  • Metropolitan Police head Sir Paul Stephenson resigned on Sunday after criticism that he hired a former News of the World executive as an adviser
  • Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was arrested and released on bail on Sunday
  • Mrs Brooks, Rupert Murdoch and his son James are due to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on Tuesday afternoon
  • Mr Cameron says there is no comparison between his appointment of Andy Coulson and Neil Wallis’s role with the Met

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