26 September 2012

News of the World Journalists and Glenn Mulcaire Appear at Old Bailey

Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie Brooks arrive at Old Bailey (image from Jakarta Globe)

BBC News - Phone-hacking: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson in 2013 Trial
In a separate case, Mrs Brooks, 44, from Churchill in Oxfordshire - along with her husband, Charlie, and five others - are accused of perverting the course of justice and are appearing at the Old Bailey.
The charges relate to an alleged attempt to hide evidence from police investigating phone-hacking claims and illegal payments to public officials by the News of the World and the Sun.
Mrs Brooks's chauffeur Paul Edwards, former personal assistant Cheryl Carter, head of security at News International Mark Hanna, and security staff Daryl Jorsling and Lee Sandell also face the charges. - BBC News

Former Murdoch Aides Appear in Court - New York Times
Mr. Coulson was ordered to appear in court on Wednesday for preliminary hearings into charges that he conspired to intercept voice mail. Mr. Cameron hired Mr. Coulson before he became prime minister but kept him on as communications chief after the Conservative victory in the 2010 election.
As the hacking scandal widened, Mr. Cameron initially stood by Mr. Coulson, but disclosures about illicit phone intercepts continued. Mr. Coulson resigned from his government post in January 2011, saying the scandal was distracting him from his work at 10 Downing Street. - New York Times

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks Trial Date Set for Next Year - Independent
Ex-managing editor Stuart Kuttner, former news editor Greg Miskiw, former head of news Ian Edmondson, ex-chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and former reporter James Weatherup are also facing charges, along with private detective Glenn Mulcaire. Kuttner was excused from attending the hearing today.  - Independent

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson to Face Trial Over Alleged Hacking Next September - HuffPoUK
Andy Coulson arriving at court this morning (image from HuffPoUK)
(Article includes pictures of all of those appearing in court this morning.)