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Steve Coogan renews calls for Leveson Inquiry to be completed in full


By John Glenday, Reporter

October 3, 2017 | 2 min read

Steve Coogan has this morning renewed calls by Hacked Off for completion of the Leveson Inquiry after Trinity Mirror settled its own hacking claim after conceding that it had withheld the truth for years.

Leveson Inquiry, Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan renews calls for Leveson recommendations to be implemented in full

Coogan’s intervention follows his successful claim against Trinity Mirror Group (TMG) for voicemail interception, for which he received a six-figure sum in compensation.

In a joint statement read out in court TMG conceded that they had been engaged in a long-running cover up of extensive and long-lasting hacking and other unlawful intrusions.

Reading out a prepared statement on the courtroom steps in the wake of his victory Coogan used the occasion to name and shame the editors of Mirror titles at the time of the hacking, together with the executives who contrived to keep such actions secret.

Drawing from his own protracted legal battles Coogan compared his experiences with that of many other individuals who fell victim to press intrusions who lacked the resources to take further action to seek redress.

Finally Coogan demanded that the Leveson Inquiry looks into whether perjury was committed during the first part of the inquiry.

Coogan gave evidence during the Leveson Inquiry at which he stated News of the World editor Andy Coulson had attempted to 'sting' him.

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