Senior Guardian journalist, David Leigh has admitted to phone hacking. In an article published in 2006, he admitted that he had hacked into a mobile phone.
The irony is that up to now, the Guardian has been leading the investigation into the News of the World Scandal. Now, in August 2011, the newspaper is itself facing allegations of hacking.
In 2006 Leigh was senior investigations editor at the Guardian and admitted to listening to the voicemail of “a corrupt arms company executive” who had left his personal identification number on a printout.
In a statement, the Guardian has said that this is not a new story and Leigh has been open about it from the outset.