A former salesman is suing Nokia for as much as 1million over claims heavy mobile phone use caused his brain tumour.

Neil Whitfield, 60, is believed to be the first Brit to sue a mobile phone company on such grounds and if he succeeds it could cost the industry millions.

The father-of-six, of Wigan, Greater Manchester, became deaf in one ear after an operation to remove an acoustic neuroma tumour in 2001.

The golf ball-sized growth meant he refused to carry on using mobile phones and lost his job as a salesman.

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