Sir Paul McCartney shown evidence of phone hacking

Monday December 5, 2011

Sir Paul McCartney has been shown evidence by police that his phone was hacked, it has been reported.

The Beatles star, who married third wife Nancy Shevell in October, told The Times he knew his phone had been hacked because stories would emerge about personal details he had not told anyone.

In an interview with the newspaper, he said there was a possibility many people may have hacked his phone at the time of his divorce from second wife Heather Mills.

And he said it had had a lasting effect:

"I tend not to say much on the phone now. If I leave a message, it's benign.

"You edit yourself according to the new circumstances of the new world. I think it would be quite good to get some sort of laws."

The star is the latest in a series of high-profile victims of hacking.

The Leveson Inquiry into press standards has been hearing evidence from a range of people, including the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, actress Sienna Miller, and actor Hugh Grant.

A spokesman for Sir Paul said they would not be commenting on the interview which appeared in The Times.

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