Police told to hand over Law phone hack data

ACTOR Jude Law has become the latest alleged victim of the phone hacking affair at the News of the World to go to the High Court to get more information in support of his privacy claim.

Mr Justice Vos granted an application ordering the Metropolitan Police to disclose information which may relate to interception of the actor’s private voicemail.

The judge heard yesterday that the police had consented to the order covering material forfeited by private detective Glenn Mulcaire who, with News of the World reporter Clive Goodman, was jailed over royal phone taps in 2007.

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David Sherborne, counsel for Law and his personal assistant, Ben Jackson, said: “There is a very clear inference that Glenn Mulcaire has been or may have been guilty of hacking into the claimants’ voicemail on behalf of News Group Newspapers.

“We say this material is needed and the failure by the police to notify the claimants in 2006 means they did not obtain this information from their own mobile phone providers,” he added

Law’s ex-girlfriend, Sienna Miller, former football star Paul Gascoigne, former MP George Galloway, Mick McGuire, former boss of the Professional Footballers’ Association, comedian Steve Coogan and sports commentator Andy Gray, have all made similar applications.