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MP accepts phone hacking damages
Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has accepted "very substantial" damages and a public apology at the High Court over phone hacking.
A judge in London heard that in October 2010 her private mobile telephone was stolen from her car in south west London.
David Sherborne, representing the MP for Mitcham and Morden, told Mr Justice Vos that in June last year police notified her that they had "obtained evidence that The Sun newspaper had accessed her text messages from about October 2010 and therefore appeared to have accessed and/or acquired her mobile phone".
A QC told the court on behalf of the newspaper that it was accepted that her mobile phone "should not have been accessed and used and furthermore accept that there has been a serious misuse of her private information".