Four people are taking action against the publishers of the Daily Mirror over alleged phone hacking, it has emerged. The claimants include;
Four people are taking action against the publishers of the Daily Mirror over alleged phone hacking, it has emerged.
Media lawyer Mark Lewis said he was acting for all four claimants;
- Former England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.
- Coronation Street actress Shobna Gulati.
- Abbie Gibson, a former nanny for the Beckham family.
- Garry Flitcroft, the former captain of Blackburn Rovers football team.
The allegations related to newspapers in the Mirror Group Newspapers stable - the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People, he said.
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.
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.”