Former Manchester United footballers receive phone hacking damages

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by Stephen Chapman

Dwight Yorke and Andrew Cole have both been awarded damages from Mirror Group Newspapers.

They, along with Liverpool actress, Jennifer Ellison have received an undisclosed sum, as well as legal costs.

MGN, which has already settled more than 40 phone-hacking cases, apologised to each claimant.

The group admitted that they had hired private investigators to obtain information about them and also targeted their voicemails. In each case, this was more than 10 years ago.

Last year, comedian Steve Coogan received a 6-figure sum in the phone-hacking case, related to 62 articles which were "likely" to have been produced as a result of phone hacking.