Cilla Black is among the celebrities to have settled phone-hacking claims with Trinity Mirror publications
Trinity Mirror – the owner and publisher of the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Mirror – has apologised to “all its victims of phone hacking”.
In an apology, published in the Daily Mirror, it said voicemails on certain people’s phones were unlawfully accessed “some years ago”.
Information found was then used in the papers, which was “an unacceptable intrusion” into private lives, it said.
Trinity Mirror has already settled a number of phone-hacking claims.
In the printed apology, it said: “It was unlawful and should never have happened, and fell far below the standards our readers expect and deserve.
“We are taking this opportunity to give every victim a sincere apology for what happened.”
It said phone hacking had “long since been banished from Trinity Mirror’s business and we are committed to ensuring it will not happen again”.
Trinity Mirror also publishes the Sunday People.
Clockwise from top left: Shane Richie, Shobna Gulati, Lucy Benjamin and Alan Yentob have settled claims
Singer Cilla Black was among celebrities who settled phone-hacking claims for “substantial” damages in the High Court last month.
Actor Darren Day, EastEnders star Jessie Wallace and singer Peter Andre also settled claims against Mirror Group Newspapers, which is a subsidiary of Trinity Mirror.
The hacking was alleged to have taken place between 2000 and 2006.
Settlements were also previously agreed with the former head coach of the England football team, Sven-Goran Eriksson, actor Christopher Eccleston, David and Victoria Beckham’s former nanny Abbie Gibson, actor Shane Richie’s wife Christie Roche and his friend and agent Phil Dale.
In September last year, Trinity Mirror admitted for the first time that some of its journalists …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment