An ex-News of the World report who accused Andy Coulson of encouraging him to hack phones was found dead this morning.
The reporter Sean Hoare was discovered at his Watford home after concerns were voiced over his welfare.
The New York Times published the article in which the allegations about the Prime Minister’s former communications chief were made,
Hertfordshire Police said the death is considered “unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious”.
A spokesman for the Hertfordshire Police said: “At 10.40am today police were called to Langley Road, Watford, following the concerns for welfare of a man who lives at an address on the street.
“Upon police and ambulance arrival at a property, the body of a man was found.
“The man was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after.
“The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious.