List of alleged victims of the News International phone hacking scandal

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The following people have been identified as victims of the News International phone hacking scandal.

The victims of the phone hacking fall broadly into three categories, as identified by Nick Davies writing in the Guardian [1]:

First, there are those people who have been approached and warned by Scotland Yard that there was hard evidence of their voicemail being accessed without authority. Some were warned at the time of the original inquiry in 2006. Others were warned only after the Guardian revived the story in July 2009. Scotland Yard refuse to say how many were warned at either time. They have said that they also approached and warned people in four 'national security' categories if there was reasonable grounds to suspect that their voicemail might have been accessed without authority - members of the royal household, the military, the police and the government. But here again, they refuse to say how many people they warned in each of those categories.

Second, there are those who have taken the initiative to approach Scotland Yard and to ask whether the police hold any evidence that they were targeted in any way by Mulcaire. Scotland Yard are holding the results of an analysis of phone records which, we now know, revealed "a vast number" of people who had had their voicemail accessed; and also a spreadsheet which summarises the contents of the mass of paperwork, audio tapes and computer records which police seized from Mulcaire and which, the Guardian discovered, included 4,332 names or partial names; 2,987 mobile phone numbers; 30 audio tapes of varying length; and 91 PIN codes of a kind which are needed to access voicemail with the minority of targets who change the factory settings on their mobile phones.

Third, there are 120 people who were identified by three mobile phone companies who followed up on Scotland Yard's original investigation and found that some of their users had had their voicemail accessed from numbers used by Glenn Mulcaire. Orange say they warned none of those whom they identified; Vodafone say they warned customers 'as appropriate'; O2 say they warned all of their customers whom they identified.

Name Title Warned by police/came forward When warned/came forward, if known Details
Ali Dizaei Metropolitan Police commander Warned by police 2011 Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police
Andy Coulson Former editor of News of the World (NOTW), was David Cameron's chief spin doctor Warned by police 2009 Warned by police after Guardian story in July 2009
Andy Gray Former Sky Sports pundit, ex footballer Warned by mobile phone company 2006 Not named in indictment at trial. Has issued proceedings against the NOTW and Glenn Mulcaire for breach of privacy
Benedict Grant Noakes Television producer, close friend of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills Warned by police 2011 Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police
Boris Johnson MP/Mayor of London Warned by police 2006 Not named in indictment at trial
Brendan Montague Investigative journalist Warned by mobile phone company Now seeking judicial review of Scotland Yard
Brian Paddick Former deputy assistant commissioner of Metropolitan police (Met) Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police. Now seeking judicial review of Scotland Yard
Chris Bryant MP Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police. Now seeking judicial review of Scotland Yard
Chris Tarrant TV presenter Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police
Colin Stagg Exonerated murder suspect Warned by Police 2011 Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police.
David Davies Executive Director of the The Football Association Warned by police 2009 Warned by police after Guardian story in July 2009
Elle Macpherson Model Warned by police 2006 Named in indictment at trial of Goodman and Mulcaire
George Galloway MP Warned by police 2006 Not named in indictment at trial. Has issued proceedings for breach of privacy against the NOTW and Glenn Mulcaire. Galloway claims he has been offered "substantial sums of money" by NOTW ahead of his court action.[1]
Gordon Taylor Former chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association Warned by police 2006 Named in indictment at trial of Goodman and Mulcaire. Sued the NOTW for breach of privacy and was paid costs and damages of some £700,000
Heather Mills Charity and animal rights campaigner, ex-wife of Paul McCartney Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed her name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police
Helen Asprey Aide to Charles, Prince of Wales Warned by police 2006 Named in indictment at trial of Goodman and Mulcaire
Ian Blair Former commissioner of Met police Warned by police 2006 Not named in indictment at trial
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton Private secretary to Princes William and Harry Warned by police 2006 Named in indictment at trial of Goodman and Mulcaire
Jo Armstrong Legal adviser to Gordon Taylor Warned by police 2009 Warned by police after Guardian story in July 2009. Sued the NOTW for breach of privacy and was paid costs and damages
John Prescott MP Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police. Now seeking judicial review of Scotland Yard
Kieren Fallon Jockey Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police. Now seeking judicial review of Scotland Yard
Max Clifford Agent Warned by police 2006 Named in indictment at trial of Goodman and Mulcaire. Sued the NOTW for breach of privacy and was paid approx £1m
Mike Fuller Former assistant commissioner of Met police Warned by police 2006 Not named in indictment at trial
Miss X Alleged victim of rape by celebrity Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed her name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police
Nicola Phillips Former assistant to Max Clifford Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed her name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police. Has issued proceedings against the News of the World for breach of privacy
Paddy Harverson Prince Charles' communications secretary Warned by police 2006 Named in indictment at trial of Goodman and Mulcaire
Paul Gascoigne Footballer Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police. Now seeking judicial review of Scotland Yard
Prince Harry Prince Warned by police 2006 Omitted from indictment at trial as part of police strategy of 'ring fencing' evidence to protect sensitive victims
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Prince Warned by police 2006 Omitted from indictment at trial as part of police strategy of 'ring fencing' evidence to protect sensitive victims
Rebekah Brooks News International chief executive Warned by police 2006 Not named in indictment at trial
Sienna Miller Actor Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed her name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police
Simon Hughes MP Warned by police 2006 Named in indictment at trial of Goodman and Mulcaire
Sky Andrew Football agent Warned by police 2006 Named in indictment at trial of Goodman and Mulcaire. Has issued proceedings against the NOTW and Glenn Mulcaire for breach of privacy
Steve Coogan Actor Approached Scotland Yard Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police
Tessa Jowell MP Warned by police 2006 Not named in indictment at trial
Tommy Sheridan Leader of Solidarity Approached Scotland Yard 2009 Given two sets of hacking notes by Glenn Muclaire dated 2004 from Met after court order, and published them during his perjury trial. Starting legal proceedings against NOTW, the Met and Mulcaire
Ulrika Jonsson TV presenter Warned by police 2011 Scotland Yard confirmed her name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police
Wayne Rooney Footballer Warned by police 2011 Scotland Yard confirmed his name and/or other details are included in evidence held by police

Six unnamed journalists working for the Mail on Sunday/Daily Mail have been warned by the police that their name and/or other details are included in evidence held by the police.

In addition to the people already identified as victims, a number of people have approached the police to say that they believe their phone was hacked by the News of the World.

  • Actress Leslie Ash and her husband, former footballer Lee Chapman, have announced that they are considering legal action against the NOTW over suspicions that their voicemails, and those of their children, were eavesdropped in 2006.[2]
  • Lawyers acting for RMT trade union leader Bob Crow have written to the Metropolitan Police asking for any evidence or information that they may have uncovered in respect of NOTW. Crow has suspicions that "journalists may have had access to private information about my movements and my union's activities that date back to the year 2000".[4]
  • The interior designer Kelly Hoppen has lodged a claim against the NOTW and one of its reporters, Dan Evans, for "accessing or attempting to access her voicemail messages between June 2009 and March 2010".[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former MP George Galloway 'offered payout over hacking'". BBC News. 2011-01-30. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  2. ^ a b Milmo, Cahal (2011-01-28). "New claims suggest that phone hacking is still going on". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  3. ^ Watt, Nicholas (2011-01-25). "Phone-hacking: Alastair Campbell contacts Met over NoW suspicions". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Bob Crow asks police to investigate phone-hacking suspicions". The Guardian. 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2011-01-31.