Daily Mirror dragged into phone-hacking scandal

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

The allegations relate to newspapers in the Mirror Group Newspapers stable - the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People.

The claims allege breach of confidence and misuse of private information relating to the interception and/or misuse of mobile phone voicemail messages and/or the interception of telephone accounts.

It is thought to be the first time that actions over alleged phone hacking have been launched against newspapers outside Rupert Murdoch's News International.

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