The Press Complaints Commission has issued a statement following the latest developments in reports of illegal phone message hacking by the News of the World.
It says: "The PCC was informed by the News of the World in June of the existence of the recent allegation of phone message hacking against the reporter. This is currently the subject of legal action, which has prevented the PCC from becoming formally involved at this stage.
"However, once the legal action has been concluded, the Commission will consider the matter further. It was right that the News of the World disclosed the existence of this claim to the PCC, and we will address the issues when it is possible for us to do so. The PCC has made publicly clear on a number of occasions that phone message hacking is deplorable and that view - of course - remains."
Via the Society of Editors