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Daniel Craig 'Left Declaration Of Love For Kate Moss', Phone Hacking Trial Told

31/01/2014 12:48 GMT | Updated 31/01/2014 13:59 GMT
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File photo dated 02/12/13 of Kate Moss as she will celebrate her 40th birthday - and more than half a lifetime in the public eye - tomorrow.

A tabloid journalist hacked into Kate Moss's phone and found an apparent declaration of love from Bond star Daniel Craig, the hacking trial has been told.

Dan Evans said he had intercepted a message from Craig while working at the Sunday Mirror.

According to Timothy Langdale QC, who is defending former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, it said: "I love you, I love you, I love you".

Evans denied he had mixed this up with voicemails relating to the actress Sienna Miller, which have been central to his evidence, saying they were "two completely separate events".

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Evans, who also worked for the News of the World, was questioned at the Old Bailey about his claims to have heard messages between Miller, Craig and the actor Jude Law, Miller's then boyfriend.

He said Law was "mistaken" in saying he never left a "threatening" voicemail for Daniel Craig when he learned of an affair with his then-girlfriend Sienna Miller, the hacking trial has heard.

Evans insisted a line in a draft story quoting Law as saying "Worry about your own girlfriend, pal" was a paraphrasing of what he told the Bond star in the angry phone message that he hacked.

On Monday, Law told the Old Bailey trial he confronted his long-time friend over the phone from Baltimore, but not in a message.

Questioned about the discrepancy, Evans said: "I would say Mr Law is mistaken. Is it beyond the realms of possibility he left a voicemail and Daniel Craig rang him back? He did. I heard it, hence why you have got that quote in the story."

He said the "threatening message" on the voicemail saying "Hey mate, hope Saskie (Craig's then girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell) does not find out" had "inspired" the quote he later wrote for the newspaper.

He added: "Hey, this is tabloid news. What can I say?"

Evans, who admits hacking at the News of the World, claims his previous editor Coulson knew about his hacking activities and part of the Miller story was produced from the hacked message.

On his fifth day in the witness box at the Old Bailey, Evans was being cross-examined by Coulson's lawyer Timothy Langdale QC.

The court heard that Evans has already admitted conspiracy to hack phones at the Sunday Mirror between February 2003 and January 2005, and the same offence at the News of the World between April 2004 and June 2010.

He also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office between January 2008 and June 2010, and perverting the course of justice by giving a false statement in High Court proceedings.

Former News of the World (NotW) editor Coulson 46, a PR consultant of Charing, Kent, denies conspiring to hack phones and conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.

All seven defendants, including former Sun and NotW editor Rebekah Brooks, deny all the charges against them.

The trial heard a series of emails between other staff at the NotW, including Coulson, discussing information from two sources close to Law talking to another journalist.

Transcripts from interviews read to the court exposed information from the sources described as One and Two.

Source One told the NotW that he first saw Miller with Craig at the London restaurant, The Ivy, and Miller was "panicking" that the press would make something out of it.

The second time, Source One said they were at a house in Notting Hill. Craig left and drove off while Miller hid behind the door, the court heard.

Source Two told the NotW that Miller was just "keeping Jude dangling" while "going onto her next victim".

Source Two claimed that Miller was "clingy" and a bit of a "stalker" so would call both Law and Craig several times an hour.

The source said: "They (Miller and Craig) are constantly on the phone with each other. She is always texting and ringing."

The source asked a NotW journalist if he had access to their phones, and the response was "No, no, no, that would be illegal," Mr Langdale said.

The source told the NotW journalist that Miller had moved out and "fled the country", adding: "She not a nice girl, she's not a goody two shoes."

The source goes on to suggest that Law wanted the story about the split back- dated to look like Miller "cheated first".

Mr Langdale put it to Evans that the information came from these sources, not a voicemail, but the witness disagreed.