News of the World stablemates The Sun and The Sunday Times have been drawn into the phone-hacking crisis engulfing News International – after claims they repeatedly targeted former Prime Minister Gordon Brown over a period of ten years.
Among the claims made by Guardian journalists Nick Davies and David Leigh today are:
â€¢ Scotland Yard has discovered references to both Brown and his wife, Sarah, in paperwork seized from Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator who specialised in phone hacking for the News of the World
â€¢ Abbey National bank found suggestion that a “blagger” acting for The Sunday Times on six occasions posed as Brown and gained details from his account,
â€¢ Brown’s London lawyers were tricked into handing over details from his file by a conman working for The Sunday Times
â€¢ Details from his infant son’s medical records were obtained by The Sun, which published a story about the child’s serious illness.