Sean Hoare a former journalist at News of the World, was found dead in his home.

London (CNN) — One of the first journalists to go on the record and allege phone hacking at News of the World was found dead Monday, the British Press Association said.

Sean Hoare, a former News of the World employee who said Andy Coulson “encouraged” phone-hacking,” was discovered at his home in Watford, Hertfordshire, after concerns were raised about his whereabouts,” the press association said.

“The death is being treated as ‘unexplained, but not thought to be suspicious,’ ” the report quoted Hertfordshire police as saying.

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