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Murdered Milly's family say phone hacking sparked false hope

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Relatives of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler have met Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg amid claims her mobile phone was hacked after she went missing.

Her mother Sally said messages were deleted from the teenager’s voicemail, sparking false hopes she was still alive.

Claims the News of the World hacked into 13-year-old Milly’s phone have disgusted Britons, inside and outside parliament.

“Well, I think, you know, you would not be human if you weren’t totally appalled with some of the revelations that have come to light,” said Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. “I mean, they are just stomach-churning and I think everyone feels totally shaken really, because British journalism has such fine traditions and to see this kind of scraping of the barrel is totally appalling.”

Among the latest allegations, it is claimed the paper bought contact details for senior members of Britain’s royal family from a police protection officer.