Sunday Mirror reporter apologised to two victims of his phone hacking

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The Sunday Mirror’s former in-house phone hacker met the BBC executive Alan Yentob and actor Lucy Taggart to express his regret at snooping on their voicemails, the high court in London has heard. Dan Evans revealed that he met the pair to apologise for hacking their phones on a near-daily basis when he worked for the Sunday tabloid between April 2003 and December 2004. “I’ve had a face-to-face meeting with two of the individuals concerned where I was able to express my deep, deep regret. I would be happy to speak to anybody who wanted to speak to me,” he told the court on Thursday. Evans, 39, was handed a 10-month suspended prison sentence last July after pleading guilty to intercepting voicemails. The journalist, who left the Sunday Mirror to work for the News of the World in early 2005, said that he met Yentob and Taggart, a former EastEnders actor, on separate occasions. On meeting Yentob, Evans said it was “a case of meeting the gentleman, being able to look him in the eye and say I’m very sorry”. Giving evidence in a clear, calm voice from the witness box of court 15 at the Royal Courts of Justice […]

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