May 182011
 
 May 18, 2011  Court, Non-U.S.

A footballer has asked the UK High Court to grant him permission to search through emails and text messages of journalists at the Sun newspaper, according to media reports.

The footballer wants access to reporters’ communications to establish if they broke the terms of a court order that bans him from being identified, the articles say.

Hugh Tomlinson QC, the footballer’s lawyer, also asked the court for permission to access Sun columnist Kelvin MacKenzie’s emails and text messages, the Press Gazette reports. MacKenzie is a former editor of the paper and told the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that he had been inundated with requests to name high-profile people who hold privacy injunctions.

“Sometimes I give [the names], sometimes I don’t,” MacKenzie told the programme

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