16 Jun 2011

Giggs latest to take legal action over phone hacking

1:03 pm on 16 June 2011

Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has became the latest celebrity to take legal action against the News of the World over allegedly hacking into his mobile phone.

The 37-year-old - who it was revealed last month was the married footballer who won a court injunction to keep details of an alleged affair secret - believes his phone was hacked into between 2005 and 2006.

London police are investigating the matter.

Five alleged victims have reached out-of-court settlements with the newspaper, most recently, actress Sienna Miller who settled for $200 thousand damages and costs after accepting an apology from the company for hacking into several of her phones.