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Tuesday 17 March 1998 @ 1:00 - GMT

The Age

 

 

Entertainer Barry Humphries was among several celebrities whose personal and financial affairs were uncovered by a man who raided bins and hacked into computers to dig up private information on the famous, The Independent has reported.

 

The 34-year-old trainee solicitor, Benjamin Pell, went through the rubbish of stars including Elton John, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Lionel Ritchie and Riverdance star Michael Flatley. Pell allegedly amassed 75 bags of papers, including bank statements, confidential and legal correspondence and tour arrangements before being stopped by a High Court injuction.