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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