Thursday, 21 May 2015

Mirror Phone Hacking Victims Get Almost 1.25 Million Damages

Damages totalling of nearly £1.25m have been awarded to eight celebrities whose phones were hacked by Mirror Group journalists writing celebrity stories.

Actress Sadie Frost won £260,000 and  the former footballer Paul Gascoigne £188,250.

Soap stars Shane Richie, Shobna Gulati and Lucy Benjamin also received large payouts. Mirror Group is considering whether to seek permission to appeal.

The decision followed a three-week hearing at London's High Court to determine wrongdoing and damages.

The judge, Mr Justice Mann said the victims had all suffered a "serious infringement of privacy" and the scale of hacking had been "very substantial".

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