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Sienna Miller set to join legal action against News of the World

Actress joins growing list of public figures who were victims of phone hacking scandal.

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BRITISH ACTRESS SIENNA MILLER is set to join the growing list of phone hacking victims to take legal action.

Miller’s lawyers told the Guardian that she was prepared to join those calling for a judicial review of the police investigation into the phone hacking.

She may also sue the News of the World for breach of privacy for listening to her phone messages after discovering that Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator hired by the paper, had the necessary information for accessing the messages.

In 2006, during the original investigation, police said they would contact all potential victims of the hacking, but Miller’s lawyers only found out about her involvement in October 2009.

Mulcaire was jailed in 2007, along with NOTW reporter Clive Goodman, for hacking the phone messages of royal aides.

Other victims of the scandal include comedian Steve Coogan, TV presenter Chris Tarrant, Nigella Lawson, George Michael and Elle Macpherson.

One of the other victims, London Mayor Boris Johnson says he is satisfied with the way police have handled the case. He was warned by investigators in 2006 that his phone messages may have been hacked.

Today Johnson said that he thought politicians’ remarks over the scandal was intended to score “party political points against the prime minister’s press spokesman”.

Cameron’s spokesman, Andy Coulson, was the editor of the News of the World at the time of the hacking.

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