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Awkward / Piers Morgan’s Mirror and The People accused of phone hacking

by Will Corry on October 22, 2012 in Lead story, London & South East, Media, News you can use

Shares in publisher Trinity Mirror fell 12 percent in early trading on Tuesday

Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is facing legal challenges over phone-hacking allegations for the first time, according to reports.

Former England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, former Beckham nanny Abbie Gibson, Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati and ex-Blackburn Rovers captain Garry Flitcroft filed High Court claims alleging their voicemail messages were illegally accessed, the Financial Times reported.

Sven-Goran Eriksson is among those who have filed a legal challenge.

Awkward : Newsweek have got hold of police interview transcripts with Piers Morgan / Is it pump and dump?

Some bright spark has been circulating on Twitter an old column of Morgan’s from the Daily Mail in 2009. It said: “As I left, Jimmy Savile came up to me. ‘Your TV shows are BRILLIANT!’ he exclaimed. ‘And as I’ve been in the telly business for 50 years, you can take that as an informed view.’ I’ve al … Their allegations relate to the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and The People newspapers, while Mr Eriksson’s claim relates to the time Piers Morgan was editor of the Daily Mirror.

Mr Morgan has repeatedly denied claims he was involved in phone hacking, while Trinity Mirror told the FT, “We have no comment, we are unaware action has been taken at the High Court.”

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