Mirror publisher hacking probe

The publisher of the Sunday Mirror, MGN Limited, has said it is being investigated for alleged phone hacking by ex-employees. Police are looking at whether it is criminally liable for alleged unlawful conduct

Sunday Mirror probe follows employee arrests

Former Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver, who worked at the paper between 2001 and 2012, was arrested in a dawn raid as part of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Weeting inquiry into phone hacking in March.

Today the publisher of the Sunday Mirror, MGN Limited, has said it is being investigated for alleged phone hacking by ex-employees. Police are looking at whether it is criminally liable for alleged unlawful conduct

Former Sunday Mirror editor Tina Weaver. Credit: Press Association

Ms Weaver, who was heavily pregnant at the time of her arrest, was held with former deputy editor of the newspaper Mark Thomas, current People editor James Scott and deputy editor Nick Buckley. All four were released on bail.

Trinity's Mirror's announcement comes after former Sunday Mirror and News of the World journalist Dan Evans was last week charged with phone-hacking offences.

He is accused of two counts of conspiring with others to intercept communications in their transmission, one of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and one of perverting the course of justice.

Trinity Mirror 'does not accept wrongdoing'

Trinity Mirror has released a statement following the announcement its subsidiary - MGN Limited - which publishes its national newspapers, is under investigation in relation to alleged phone hacking by its former employees. The investigation is said to be in its "early stages".

The group does not accept wrongdoing within its business and takes these allegations seriously.

It is too soon to know how these matters will progress and further updates will be made if there are any significant developments.

– Trinity Mirror spokesperson

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