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Sir Paul McCartney: "Apparently I've been hacked"

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Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that he believes his phone was hacked.

The musician also said that he intends to speak to police in the UK as soon as his US tour concludes.

McCartney used a video message to tell journalists at the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour: "When I go back [to the UK]... I am going to talk to the police because apparently I have been hacked. I don't know much about it because they won't tell anyone except the person themselves. So I will be talking to them about that.

"I do think it's [a] horrendous violation of privacy. I do think it has been going on for a long time and I do think more people than we know knew about it. But I think I should just listen and hear what the facts are before I comment."

The news follows allegations from McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills that journalists working for the Mirror Group accessed her voicemail.

Mills told Newsnight that a senior journalist working for the company telephoned her in 2001 and quoted from a message left for her by McCartney following a row.

She claims that the journalist confessed to listening to her voicemail when confronted.

The Labour party's deputy leader Harriet Harman yesterday called on former Mirror editor Piers Morgan to answer questions arising from Mills's allegations.

Morgan asserts that he has never hacked a phone, nor knowingly published information obtained from phone hacking.

The Mirror Group has also reiterated that its journalists work within the law and the PCC's (Press Complaints Commission) Editorial Code of Practice.

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