Jack McConnell, Former First Minister Of Scotland, Calls Lawyers Over Phone Hacking

PA  |  Posted: 29/04/2012 10:49 Updated: 29/04/2012 10:54   PA

A former Scottish First Minister said today he was pursuing legal action after it emerged he may have been a victim of phone hacking by the News of the World.

Jack McConnell said he was "speaking to solicitors" after police said his and his children's telephone numbers were found in the notes of private detective Glenn Mulcaire who worked for News International. Mr Mulcaire and former News of the World royal reporter Clive Goodman were jailed in 2007 after admitting intercepting voicemail messages left on royal aides' phones

Mr McConnell said the discovery had been confirmed by Strathclyde Police on behalf of the Metropolitan Police.

He said: "I would prefer not to comment on details, but I can confirm that we are speaking to solicitors."

Strathclyde Police declined to comment.

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