COPY-Paul McCartney, Heather Mills in court for divorce hearing

Associated Press - October 11, 2007 7:03 AM ET

LONDON (AP) - Paul McCartney and Heather Mills have appeared in a British Court to deal with their high-profile divorce case.

British media are reporting the former couple may be nearing a settlement.

News reports say the immediate issue is likely to be the size of Mills' divorce settlement after four years of marriage to the wealthy former Beatle.

McCartney and Mills arrived separately. Bodyguards shielded Mills from view with a dark blanket. A Mills aide later carried a wheelchair from the back of a car for the former model, who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident in 1993.

McCartney arrived minutes later, wearing a dark gray suit.

A small security viewing hole in the door of the court room was covered to stop prying eyes.

McCartney and Mills have a 3-year-old daughter. They married four years after McCartney's first wife, Linda, died of breast cancer.

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