Sol Campbell, Katona among 300 fresh alleged victims of NOTW phone-hacking

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 08, 2012 10:40 hrs

News International will face at least 300 new compensation claims from alleged victims of News of the World phone-hacking, including one from former England footballer Sol Campbell.

Other celebrities who have issued damage claims against the publisher of the NOTW include former pop singer and reality TV star Kerry Katona and her ex-husband Brian McFadden.

All these people are believed to have had their voicemail messages intercepted by private detectives working for the now defunct British tabloid newspaper, the Telegraph reports.

The names were disclosed at a high court case management hearing on Friday.

According to the paper, a lawyer representing the victims of phone-hacking, said the total number of new claims would be "somewhere under 300".

The report said that 68 recent civil claims for damages have been lodged against News International and up to 40 more are expected before a deadline next Friday.

In addition, 395 people have asked the Metropolitan Police to let them know if they too had their phone messages listened to by journalists hoping to find private information for stories, the paper said. (ANI)

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