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News International apologises over phone hacking scandal

The News of the World's owner has said sorry over the phone hacking scandal and is to set up a compensation fund.

News International says, in some cases, it will apologise and admit liability. The BBC understands it hopes to pay out less than £20m in total to victims including actress Sienna Miller.

A lawyer for some alleged victims said it was a "step in the right direction".

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 08 Apr 2011
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