Alleged phone-hacking victims attempt to gain information at High Court

Comedian Steve Coogan and football commentator Andy Gray go to the High Court.

Two alleged victims of the phone hacking affair at the News of the World went to the High Court today to try to gain more information about who was involved.

Comedian and actor Steve Coogan and Sky Sports football commentator Andy Gray want Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective at the centre of the case, to name those at the Sunday newspaper who allegedly accessed their mobile phone voicemail and to whom the information was passed.

Mulcaire, who was jailed for six months for hacking into the phones of members of the Royal household, is refusing to disclose the details because he claims it is irrelevant to Coogan and Gray's case.

He is also fighting the claim, arguing that he is protected from having to release the information by the right against self-incrimination.

Jeremy Reed, for the claimants, told Mr Justice Vos that Mr Mulcaire was criticising his clients' case as being without merit and vague.

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