Sunday Mirror Phone Hacking: police arrests in further possible conspiracy

Today, four senior journalists – this time from Mirror Group Newspapers Limited (publisher of the Mirror and the Sunday Mirror) – have been arrested on suspicion of offences relating to the interception of voicemail messages (commonly known as phone hacking). This further phone hacking conspiracy centres around acts which allegedly took place predominantly at MGN from 2003 to 2004. Police officers from Operation Weeting are to begin contacting victims or potential victims. Police officers are still notifying potential victims of acts that took place at News Group Newspapers, publisher of the News of the World and The Sun, in respect of two separate conspiracies there.

We are acknowledged to be leading phone hacking lawyers. Our team have successfully acted for a number of Claimants in respect of News Group Newspapers Limited’s activities and have obtained substantial damages, costs, apologies and undertaking for those clients, under CFA agreements. Hamlins is one of the few firms who are continuing to pursue claims. Our team have also been instructed to investigate further possible invasions of privacy for clients in relation to both the Mirror Group and News Group Newspapers Limited. In certain circumstances, Hamlins is prepared to act on a “no win no fee” (CFA) basis to pursue enquiries and take on claims.

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