Newspaper 'hacked murdered Milly's voicemail'
A Private detective working for the 'News of the World' is accused of hacking into the voicemail of murdered teenager Milly Dowler, left, after she went missing, a lawyer for the schoolgirl's parents said yesterday.
Scotland Yard officers contacted Sally and Bob Dowler about the allegations in April, a month before Levi Bellfield went on trial for her murder, solicitor Mark Lewis said.
Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire is alleged to have illegally accessed Milly's phone messages after she was abducted by Bellfield as she walked home from school in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, in March 2002.
Mr Lewis said: "Sally and Bob Dowler have been through so much grief and trauma without further distressing revelations to them regarding the loss of their daughter."
Mr and Mrs Dowler are now pursuing a claim for damages against the 'News of the World', Mr Lewis said.
Scotland Yard and 'News of the World' publisher News International declined to comment on the allegations. (© Daily Telegraph, London)