Police say ‘no-one else involved’ in death of phone-hacking whistleblower who ‘feared someone was out to get him’
(DAILY MAIL) The man who launched the entire phone hacking scandal had become a paranoid recluse who believed someone was out to get him, a friend has revealed.
Sean Hoare, who was found dead at his flat in Watford, Hertfordshire, had spent much of the last weeks of his life ‘hiding’ in his flat with the curtains drawn.
A post mortem examination revealed that there was no third party involvement in the death. Officers are not treating the death as suspicious although it will be several weeks before they have full toxicology results.
A friend and neighbour claimed Mr Hoare, 47, had become increasingly reclusive and paranoid in recent weeks.
‘He would talk about someone from the Government coming to get him,’ he said.
‘He’d say to me, “If anyone comes by, don’t say I’m in”.