THE parents of missing Madeleine McCann may have been targeted by the
News of the World, an MP said yesterday.
Bryant told the emergency Commons debate that Scotland Yard is
investigating allegations that the voicemails of Kate and Gerry McCann
were hacked by the paper.
McCanns, whose four-year-old daughter vanished in Portugal in 2007, join
a growing “list of shame” of alleged victims of the hackers.
include murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler and her family along with the
parents of Soham murder victims Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Payne, whose daughter Sarah, eight, was killed by paedophile Roy
Whiting, and relatives of murder victim Danielle Jones, 15, as well as
victims of the 7/7 bombings may also have been hacking victims.
whose phone was hacked by the paper, said the scandal revealed the NoW
had “completely lost sight of any idea of decency”. He said: “I am told
that police are looking at not just Milly Dowler’s phone and those of
the families of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, but the case of
Madeleine McCann and 15-year-old Danielle Jones who was abducted and
murdered in Essex in 2001 by her uncle Stuart Campbell.”
of missing Madeleine McCann may have been targeted by the
News of the World
McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell confirmed officers investigating
the hacking case had contacted him.
discovered “suspicious” activity on his account from February and July
2008 after asking his phone firm to examine his records late last year.
The ex-BBC journalist, who became the McCann family spokesman in 2007,
confirmed the phone records of Gerry and Kate McCann were also checked.
“The results came back to say that in both their cases there were no
obvious signs of suspicious activity on their accounts.”
their daughter vanished, Kate and Gerry McCann have complained their
phones were tampered with. It is understood three supporters of the
couple were also told their voicemails may have been accessed.