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Charles Clarke adviser Hannah Pawlby 'was hacked by NoW'

The family of an aide to ex-home secretary Charles Clarke was targeted by the News of the World as it pursued false rumours the pair were having an affair, the Old Bailey has been told.

The court heard recordings of Hannah Pawlby's voicemails had been made by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.

He also gathered contact details for her parents, grandparents and brother.

Prosecutors say then NoW editor Andy Coulson, who denies phone hacking, later contacted her about the story.

Mr Clarke - who was home secretary from December 2004 to May 2006 - told the court that rumours of the affair were "absolutely not" true.

Robin Brant reports.

  • 14 Nov 2013
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