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Ex-Scottish minister to take phone hacking legal action

29 April 2012 Last updated at 15:41 BST

A former Scottish first minister has said he is taking legal action over allegations of phone hacking by the News of the World.

Lord McConnell said police had told him he was among the potential victims of the scandal.

The telephone numbers of his two children were also found in the notes of private detective Glenn Mulcaire, who worked for News International.

Julie Peacock reports from Glasgow.