Within just hours of going on sale, the last edition of the 168-year-old British tabloid newspaper The News of the World sold-out in newsagents all across the United Kingdom as readers went nuts to get their hands on the last ever historic final print of the paper.
Disappointed from the record sales, last night bidders were offering as much as Â£30 on eBay to buy their bit of national history.
The famous paper that brought world exclusives exposes of criminals, liars,and cheats over the years was closed down by its owners News International amid the phone-hacking scandal that has taken the country by storm.
The last ever edition of the paper bid a simple “Thank You & Goodbye” to all its readers and in a twist of fate, sold over 4 million copies yesterday morning making it the biggest sale the paper has had for ten-years.
Any profit from yesterdays sale of the newspaper is to go to charity.
Boss man of NI himself, Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch, 80, touched down in the UK yesterday to manage News International in the throng of widespread allegations of phone-hacking by former News of the World journalists.
Latest news is that at least twelve more people including three policemen and nine journalists could be facing prison over phone-hacking Â and illegal payments being made to officers with Senior Scotland Yard members indicating that former NotW journalists are likely to be arrested for their part in the scandal.