Rooney's phone hacked?

2011-04-28 19:58

Manchester - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says police have warned him that a newspaper might have hacked into his mobile phone.

The England international wrote on his Twitter account Thursday that "Scotland Yard detectives came to see me earlier and showed me some documents, looks like a newspaper have hacked into my phone."

Police are investigating the News of the World tabloid newspaper to establish its role in a series of illegal interceptions into celebrities' mobile phone voicemails. Three of the Sunday paper's journalists have been detained for questioning.

The paper has acknowledged that the practice of illegal hacking was more widespread than it had maintained when two employees were jailed in 2007 for eavesdropping on voicemail messages of royal employees.