April 8, 2011 / 3:34 PM / in 7 years

News International names 8 hacking victims

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) - British newspaper group News International on Friday named eight people who it now admitted had had their phones hacked in order to generate stories, including the actor Sienna Miller and politician Tessa Jowell.

News International, which owns the News of the World tabloid and is part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp (NWSA.O) media conglomerate, earlier admitted liability for the first time in the long-running scandal and said it would pay compensation in some cases.

The other six were lawyer David Mills who is the estranged husband of Jowell, the designer Kelly Hoppen, sports pundit Andy Gray, Nicola Phillips, an aide to publicist Max Clifford, sports agent Sky Andrew and Joan Hammell, a former aide to politician John Prescott.

Reporting by Kate Holton and Georgina Prodhan

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