Royal hoax call: Australian RJs apologise to Indian nurse's family

Royal hoax call

Southern Cross Austereo chairman Max Moore-Wilton, in a letter to the chairman of King Edward VII's Hospital, assured that the company will cooperate with any investigation.

Scotland Yard is understood to have asked police in Sydney for assistance, with a view to interviewing the two DJs ahead of an inquest into Saldanha's death.

Nick Kaldas, deputy commissioner for New South Wales Police, confirmed the Scotland Yard's request, telling Sky News: "It hasn't been indicated to us that an offence has occurred and they have not actually asked for anything yet."

"They've simply touched base, let us know of their interest and they will get back to us if they actually want something done. Nothing has been requested of us yet," he

said.

A New South Wales Police spokesman said: "As our policing colleagues in London continue to examine events leading up to the death of London nurse Jacintha Saldanha overnight, we will be providing them with whatever assistance is required."

A post-mortem examination is due to be held this week and an inquest opened and adjourned at Westminster Coroner's Court, Scotland Yard said. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

In his letter to the hospital, Max said: "we are all saddened by the events of last few days. They are truly tragic. It is too early to know full details leading to this tragic event and we are anxious to review the results of any investigation that may be made available to us or made public. We can assure you that we will fully cooperate with all investigations."

Meanwhile, Conroy today also said ACMA had received complaints about the call, and was considering a fast-track inquiry into the matter. He said the authority had acted swiftly on the matter over the weekend "and hopefully we'll hear from them shortly".

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