Aug 222012
 
 August 22, 2012  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Martin Hickman reports:

Hundreds of alleged phone-hacking victims are about to be named for the first time, substantially raising the pressure on Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire.

Alleged victims of voicemail interception, such as Wayne Rooney, Sir Paul McCartney and Sienna Miller, have so far emerged in dribs and drabs and the total stands at around 200.

However, The Independent can disclose that within weeks prosecutors will reveal a list of up to 600 names in phone hacking criminal cases.

The list is expected to reveal more well-known figures typical of the News of the World’s alleged targets, such as actors, pop stars, politicians and murder victims. Media attention is likely to centre on whether any more Hollywood stars join Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the charge sheet.

Read more on Belfast Telegraph.

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