Report: 7/7 survivor John Tulloch sues News International over phone-hacking

London terrorist attacks survivor Professor John Tulloch has become the latest alleged hacking victim to launch legal proceedings against News International.

The Guardian reports that the survivor of the 2006 bombings which killed 52 is to sue the defunct tabloid. Sheila Henry, whose son was killed in the attacks, has also launched legal proceedings against News International.

The Guardian reports that the father of a 7/7 victim and a man who helped survivors on the day have also been told that their names appear in the notebooks of News of the World private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.

The 7/7 attacks happened a month before Goodman and Mulcaire were arrested, questioned and then charged with illegally intercepting communications.

The list of phone-hacking litigants is set to grow and grow with more than 1,000 potential victims understood to be out there, according to the police.

The legal fallout from hacking has cost News Corp more than £100m so far.

Like the targeting of the Milly Dowler, the hacking of 7/7 victims escalates the hacking scandal because it shows that News of the World journalists were prepared to use illegal clandestine methods to gather information about innocent and vulnerable members of the public.


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