Rebekah Brooks, former News of the World editor, responds to "abhorrent" Sara Payne phone-hacking allegations and says it is "unthinkable" anyone on the newspaper knew it was happening:
"These allegations are abhorrent and particularly upsetting as Sara Payne is a dear friend.
"For the benefit of the campaign for Sarah's Law, the NoW have provided Sara with a mobile telephone for the last 11 years.
"The idea that anyone on the newspaper knew that Sara or the campaign team were targeted by Mr Mulcaire is unthinkable. The idea of her being targeted is beyond my comprehension.
"It is imperative for Sara and the other victims of crime that these allegations are investigated and those culpable brought to justice."