Trinity Mirror has said that the company has no knowledge of ever using private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
Addressing the opening session of the Leveson Inquiry, the inquiry’s council Robert Jay revealed that there are 28 “corner names” listed in private investigator Glenn Mulcaire’s notebooks in addition to jailed royal reporter Clive Goodman. These indicate that 28 News International employees may have commissioned phone-hacking, he said.
He also gave evidence which appeared to implicate The Sun and the Mirror he said: “Reference should be made to Jude Law’s civil claim against The Sun, which is not in fact one of the claims due to be heard next January. Mr Law alleges that his phone was hacked by The Sun, which is of course part of the NI portfolio of print titles. Part of the evidential matrix in support of his case is a corner name in the Mulcaire notebook which simply states ‘The Sun’, without specifying the individual working there. It has also been drawn to the inquiry’s attention there may be another corner name relating to the Mirror, but this is under investigation.”
Trinity Mirror said in a statement: “It was not made clear to the inquiry which newspaper he was referring to nor did he elaborate on the nature of the ‘evidence’ or how it ‘relates’ to the Mirror.
“Trinity Mirror would like to make it clear that the company has no knowledge of ever using Glenn Mulcaire.”