Sun pays out after MP Siobhain McDonagh phone hacked
Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has accepted “very substantial” damages and a public apology from the Sun over phone-hacking.
A judge at the High Court in London heard that in October 2010, her private mobile phone had been stolen from her car in south-west London.
Last June, police notified the Mitcham and Morden MP they had “obtained evidence that the Sun newspaper had accessed her text messages from about October 2010 and therefore appeared to have accessed and/or acquired her mobile phone”.
A QC for the newspaper said the paper accepted her phone “should not have been accessed and used”.
News of the settlement came during the 14th case management conference relating to civil damages actions brought by people from all walks of life over the phone-hacking scandal.
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