UK: News of the World to admit hacking liability

The owner of the News of the World is to admit liability in a number of cases brought against the paper for alleged phone hacking.

News International says it has approached some claimants with an “unreserved apology”.

It will also establish a compensation fund, with a view to “dealing with justifiable claims efficiently”.

A News of the World reporter and an ex-news editor were arrested and bailed earlier this week over the allegations.