Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller, who made a short appearance at the inquiry this morning to detail her experiences of media intrusion

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Actor Sienna Miller told the Leveson inquiry today that the notes of private investigator Glenn Mulcaire contained a "project" under her name.

In a short appearance at the high court, Miller said that the investigator had recorded the numbers of her and her friends and put those close to her under surveillance.

"Everyone close to me was being closely monitored and listened to," she said, adding that the experience had left her "anxious" and "paranoid".

"It's hard to quantify in words, it's more about the state of mind that you are in as a result of this level of intrusion.

"It's complete anxiety and paranoia.

Miller told the court that she had been verbally abused, spat at, and chased by paparazzi.

"For a number of years I was relentlessly pursued by 10 to 15 men, almost daily," she said.

"I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me.

"And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal."

Echoing evidence given by Mary-Ellen Field – a former adviser to Elle Macpherson – on Tuesday, Miller told the court that phone hacking had caused a "breeding of mistrust" among friends.

"No one could understand how this information was coming out," she said.

"Everyone was upset and confused and felt very violated. It was impossible to lead any kind of normal life at the time."

In May, Miller successfully sued News Group Newspapers, the parent group of the Sun and the now-defunct News of the World, winning £100,000 in damages and an apology in court.

She told the inquiry today that her pursuit of a civil claim was "not about financial gain".

"It wasn't about financial gain, I would much rather not have gone though all the litigation. I wanted to understand the extent of the information they had about me."

She said that she was still waiting for full disclosure from NGN, which its lawyer Rhodri Davies QC assured the court would happen.

NGN parent company News International admitted earlier this month that the News of the World was responsible for hacking into Miller's email account as well.

The Metropolitan police's investigation into computer hacking, Operation Tuleta, made its first arrest today. A 52-year-old man is currently in custody at Thames Valley police station.

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