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Summary: Gordon Brown has said he is "shocked" by the allegations that his family's personal details were obtained by the Sunday Times and the Sun.

Gordon Brown has said he is "shocked" by allegations that his family's personal details were obtained by the Sunday Times and the Sun.

The newspapers allegedly targeted Mr Brown whilst he was Chancellor.

Documents and a phone recording suggest that details were accessed from his legal file, his bank account and his baby son's medical records.

Mr Brown's spokeswoman said: "Gordon Brown has now been informed of the scale of intrusion into his family's life.

"The family has been shocked by the level of criminality and the unethical means by which personal details have been obtained. The matter is in police hands.

"The police have confirmed Mr Brown is on Glenn Mulcaire's list. And some time ago Mr Brown passed all relevant evidence he had to the police."

Both newspapers are owned by News International. A spokesman for the company said: "We note the allegations made today concerning the reporting of matters relating to Gordon Brown.

"So that we can investigate these matters further, we ask that all information concerning these allegations is provided to us."

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Date:Jul 12, 2011
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