By Max Clarke

David Cameron has returned from his trade mission to Nigeria amidst a media frenzy, as the phone-hacking scandal that has come to embroil the Murdochs’ media empire and the Metropolitan Police edges higher in government.

It emerged from yesterday’s hearing that the then leader of the opposition’s communications guru, Andy Coulson, had been advised by the editor of sacrificed paper the News of the World, Neil Wallis.

Both men have now been arrested for their apparent complicity in the scandal and focus is now likely to turn to the Prime Minister, who may face a similar select committee hearing.

Their connection will be under deep scrutiny following yesterday’s hearings which, after hours of slow deliberating, culminated in Murdoch senior being ‘custard pied’ by anarchic comedian, Jonnie Marbles.

The prime minister has now returned to the UK in a bid to calm speculation, having cut short a trade mission to Africa.

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