Steve Coogan awarded six-figure damages over phone-hacking

Steve Coogan has received damages and an apology from Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) over phone-hacking.

The actor and comedian was at London's High Court on Tuesday for the settlement of his action for misuse of private information.

The amount of damages was not revealed at the hearing before Mr Justice Mann, but Mr Coogan confirmed outside court that it was a six-figure sum, most of which would be distributed to good causes.

Asked what today meant to him, he said: "Vindication".

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