British police probe phone-hacking at Sunday Mirror publisher
LONDON (AFP) - The publisher of Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper said on Thursday that it is being investigated for alleged phone-hacking by former staff.
Trinity Mirror said police were examining whether its subsidiary MGN Limited, which publishes its five national newspapers, could be held criminally liable over allegations that Sunday Mirror journalists illegally accessed celebrities' voicemail messages.
"The group does not accept wrongdoing within its business and takes these allegations seriously," a Trinity Mirror spokesman said.
The police investigation is at a "very early stage", he added.