28 January 2014

Phone-hacking Trial - Day 47

*Dan Evans - formerly a reporter at the Sunday Mirror and News of the World.
*Dan Evans began giving his evidence yesterday, having pleaded guilty to phone-hacking last September. His plea was only announced in court yesterday owing to reporting restrictions being in place.
Extract from Martin Hickman's report for Hacked Off:
Introducing the witness, Andrew Edis, prosecuting, told the jury that Evans had pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to intercept communications; the first at the Sunday Mirror between 28 February 2003 and 1 January 2005, and the second at the News of the World between 30 April 2004 and 1 June 2010.
He had also admitted a charge of intending to pervert the course of justice by giving a false witness statement to the High Court in a civil hacking case brought by Kelly Hoppen between 21 September 2009 and 30 April 2010.
After pleading guilty to the charges, Evans had “entered into an agreement” with the Crown Prosecution Service to give evidence in the current hacking trial, Mr Edis said.

Good background information:

Hacking Trial and background - Flipboard compilation from Peter Jukes
Weeting, Elveden and Sacha: the Story of the Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson Trial So Far - The Drum 
Phone-hacking Trial: Who's Who? BBC News
Very helpful phone-hacking trial information and reference compilation:
Phone-hacking Trial and Social Media: Reports and Resources - Inforrm's Blog
Full Set Of Phone-hacking Trial Reports from Nick Davies  
Who Are the Judge and Lead Prosecutor? - Profiles - Guardian

Latest links: 
Lunchtime update:

Dan Evans (image from Press Gazette)
Andrew Edis QC for the prosecution.
Bill Akass (image from Society of Editors)