Gordon Brown has accused News International journalists of “the most disgusting work” after it was alleged on Monday that they repeatedly targeted him and his family. Brown says that, in 2006, News International executive Rebekah Brooks, then editor of The Sun, telephoned his wife to say the paper had obtained Brown’s son’s medical records, indicating he had cystic fibrosis. “Sarah and I were incredibly upset,” says Brown, who did not know how the paper had obtained the records. “Obviously we wanted to keep that private. As a parent, you want to do your best by your children." Brown also accused News International hired “known criminals” to target his bank and legal files.