Salmond bank account 'hacked'

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has told the Leveson Inquiry his bank account might have been accessed by a reporter from The Observer. The paper's publisher says "we have been unable to find any evidence to substantiate his allegation."

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Salmond tells Leveson his bank account was hacked

During his evidence at the Leveson Inquiry, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said his bank account may have been accessed by a reporter.

The Observer newspaper looked into his account in the run-up to the 1999 Scottish election, he said.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry. Credit: Reuters

"I have no evidence that my own phone has been hacked," he told Lord Justice Leveson.

But he added: "My bank account was accessed by the Observer newspaper some time ago, in 1999, and my reason for believing that is I was informed by a former Observer journalist."

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