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Paul McCartney to approach police over hacking

Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney believes he was also a victim of phone-hacking and intends to approach the police after returning to Britain after completing his ongoing tour of the United States. Speaking to the media in the U.S., he said phone hacking was "a horrendous violation of privacy".

entertainment Updated: Aug 06, 2011 00:03 IST

Beatles star Sir Paul McCartney believes he was also a victim of phone-hacking and intends to approach the police after returning to Britain after completing his ongoing tour of the United States. Speaking to the media in the U.S., he said phone hacking was "a horrendous violation of privacy".

His ex-wife Heather Mills had alleged that her phone was hacked to access McCartney's messages while she was in India at the behest of the Trinity Mirror newspaper group.

McCartney told journalists in Ohio: "When I go back [to Britain] after this tour, I am going to talk to the police because apparently I have been hacked. I don't know much about it because they won't tell anyone except the person themselves. So I will be talking to them about that".

The phone-hacking row has widened beyond Rupert Murdoch's titles with Heather Mills's revelation on a BBC programme on Wednesday night.

At the time her phone was hacked in 2001, McCartney was Mills' boy-friend and the two married in 2002. They divorced in 2008. The Mirror Group is part of Trinity Mirror, which publishes over 260 titles including the Daily and Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and People.

Mills said that a senior Mirror Group journalist admitted hacking voicemails left for her by McCartney. She said that after McCartney left the voicemail in 2001, the journalist rang her quoting parts of the recording.