24 Feb 2012

Hacking claim lodged by Cherie Blair

6:28 am on 24 February 2012

Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, has lodged a court claim over hacking of her phone.

Lawyers for Mrs Blair confirmed they have issued a claim on her behalf, understood to be against News Group Newspapers.

In November, Mr Blair's former communications director Alastair Campbell told the Leveson Inquiry into press standards that he believed a story the Daily Mirror published about Mrs Blair's pregnancy in 1999 may have come from hacking.