15:01 23 October 2012
New claims to push legal action on titles under the Mirror Group Newspapers were revealed on Monday night, which marks the first time other media groups are linked to the phone hacking scandal since News International.
Former manager of England football team Sven-Goran Eriksson, is one of four to state he requires compensation from the publishers of the Daily Mirror and Sunday People. His case looks at the Daily Mirror at the time when now TV presenter Piers Morgan was editor.
Mr. Morgan, who was connected to the Leveson Inquiry that previously looked in to phone hacking, denies any involvement. As reported by the Mail Online, he said: “Not a single person has made any formal or legal complaint against the Daily Mirror for phone hacking.”
With Mr. Eriksson aiming his actions at the High Court, other claimants said to have been affected by phone hacking – in regards to the Mirror Group – includes David Beckham’s nanny, Abbie Gibson, as well as UK actress Shobna Gulati (popularly known for her role in soap hit Coronation Street).
Former football captain Gary Flitcroft, from Blackburn Rovers, is also understood to be involved in this latest outcome.
The Mirror Group’s two newspapers are noted by the court to have allegedly committed “breach of confidence and misuse of private information,” as quoted by The Independent, through the “interception and/or misuse of mobile phone voicemail messages and/or the interception of telephone accounts.”
The parent company for the Mirror Group Newspapers, Trinity Mirror, were reportedly unaware legal action had been taken. Their spokesperson also said there was “no comment” available for the press.
‘News of The World’, the newspaper title attributed to hacking into voicemails of murdered Milly Dowler, was closed down following investigations into phone hacking.
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