Paul McCartney’s ex-wife scores official apology from News of the World over phone hacking

Paul McCartney’s ex-wife and sister-in-law have received an official apology from the bosses of the News of the World over illegal phone hacks.
Heather and Fiona Mills were targeted by ruthless tabloid reporters and editors during an information breach to boost stories.
The scandal, which involved several celebrities, closed the Sunday newspaper in 2011 and led to a wave of arrests and convictions.
The sisters finally received a formal apology in Britain’s High Court on Monday (08Jul19).
In a statement read out after the hearing, Heather Mills declared: “My motivation to win this decade-long fight stemmed from a desire to obtain justice, not only for my family, my charities and myself, but for the thousands of innocent members of the public who, like me, have suffered similar ignominious, criminal treatment at the hands of one of the world’s most powerful media groups.”
Mills has also received a settlement in the phone hacking scandal.
A representative for the now-defunct tabloid said officials had apologised to Heather and her sister for the “distress caused to them by the invasion of their privacy by individuals working for or on behalf of the News of the World”.
It is not known how much the socialite and philanthropist received in the settlement.