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Gordon Brown raised phone-hack concerns

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown wrote to Scotland Yard over the summer asking whether his voicema

The Metropolitan Police is facing intense pressure to reopen its investigation into illegal phone hacking by journalists amid claims that Gordon Brown may have been among the victims.

Senior politicians from both Government and opposition have combined to demand that police investigate fully the latest allegations that the mobile phones of prominent public figures had been targeted.

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman said the law must be enforced, while the Lib Dem Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said it was "implausible" to claim the practice was confined to "one rogue reporter" at the News of the World.

Their comments came as it emerged that Brown had written to Scotland Yard over the summer expressing concern that his voicemail messages may have been broken into.

Full story at the Press Gazette.