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Ex-top policeman says son worked at Murdoch title

March 7, 2012
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LONDON—Former Scotland Yard chief Ian Blair says that his son briefly worked as an intern at The Sun newspaper, one of a number of ties linking the country's largest police force with its scandal-scarred tabloids.

Blair said Wednesday that his son and the son of his predecessor at Scotland Yard both carried out "work experience" at Britain's top-selling tabloid.

Blair was testifying at a judge-led inquiry into media ethics, which is sifting through the fallout from Britain's phone hacking scandal, which grew out of revelations that journalists routinely hacked phones and paid bribes to win scoops.

Police are accused of turning a blind eye to the practice in a bid to protect their professional and personal relationships with the country's powerful media.

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