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Prime Minister orders phone hack inquiry: PM acts after 7/7 bug revelation [UK]

Author: Tom Harper, Justin Davenport, Peter Dominiczak, Evening Standard [UK], Published on: 6 July 2011

David Cameron...responded to the public outrage over the News of the World [part of News Corp.] phone hacking scandal with a pledge for two public inquiries...More major companies including Halifax, Vauxhall and Virgin Holidays pulled their advertising from the paper...Graham Foulkes, whose 22-year-old son David was killed in the bombings, said the thought of someone listening into his highly charged and personal phone messages was "just horrendous"...Police confirmed that phone calls of the parents of the murdered Soham schoolgirls may have been hacked into while their children were missing...[T]hree key supporters of the Madeleine McCann campaign were warned their calls were illegally accessed by the Sunday tabloid…Mark Lewis, the solicitor for the Dowler family and other alleged victims, said: "Over and over again we find it is people who have suffered the most appalling tragedies have been victims a second time by a newspaper that was supposed to be on their side."

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Related companies: Halifax (part of Lloyds) Lloyds News Corporation News UK (part of News Corporation)