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Friday, July 29, 2011

Sarah Payne's mother 'devastated' after News of the World hackers 'targeted phone given to her by Rebekah Brooks' - 29th July 2011

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is 'devastated' to learn that the News of the World may have hacked her mobile phone given to her by the editor Rebekah Brooks.

Sara Payne, who worked closely with the newspaper on its 'Sarah's Law' child protection campaign, has been told by detectives there is evidence she was targeted.

The phone was given to Mrs Payne by Mrs Brooks so that she could stay in touch with her supporters.

Today the Phoenix Chief Advocates group, which speaks out for the victims of paedophiles, said Sara was 'absolutely devastated' to hear she may have been targeted.

The campaigner was alerted by officers from Operation Weeting - as the Metropolitan Police's phone hacking inquiry is known.

The group, which is jointly run by Ms Payne, said in a statement: 'Whilst it was previously confirmed by Operation Weeting that Sara Payne's name was not on private investigator Glenn Mulcaire's list, it has now been confirmed by the Operation Weeting that Sara's details are on his list.

'Sara is absolutely devastated by this news, we're all deeply disappointed and are just working to get her through it.'

Ms Payne became a tireless campaigner on child abuse issues after her eight-year-old daughter was murdered by paedophile Roy Whiting in 2000. Read More