Sara Payne, the mother of eight-year-old schoolgirl Sarah who was abducted and murdered in July 2000, has been told by Scotland Yard that they have found evidence to suggest she was targeted by News of the World's investigator Glenn Mulcaire, The Guardian newspaper reports.
Police had originally told Sara her name was not among those featuring in Mulcaire's notes, but on Tuesday officers from Operation Weeting told her that her personal details were in fact there.
According to The Guardian, friends of Sara Payne say she is "absolutely devastated and deeply disappointed" at the news.
The evidence that police found in Mulcaire's notes is believed to relate to a phone given to Sara Payne by Rebekah Brooks as a gift to help her keep in touch with her supporters.
The Guardian, which has been championing the 'Hackgate' news coverage has also reported that Sara Payne 'accepted the News of the World as a friend and ally' after the paper spearheaded a campaign which resulted in 'Sarah's Law' - a law aimed at helping parents protect their children from dangerous individuals in their neighborhood.
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