4 November 2013

Phone-hacking Trial - Day 6

Andrew Edis QC concludes his opening statement for the Prosecution.

(Image above from ITV.com)

Having spent three days setting out the case for the prosecution, Andrew Edis, it is expected, will tackle the allegations of perverting the course of justice put to four of the defendants:
Finally there are two charges relating to the alleged concealment of evidence:
  • Brooks and  Carter between July 6, 2011, and July 9, 2011, conspired together to do a series of acts which had a tendency to and were intended to pervert the course of public justice, namely permanently to remove seven boxes of archived material from the archive of News International.
  • Brooks, Charles Brooks and Mark Hanna, between July 15, 2011, and July 19, 2011, conspired together and with others and persons unknown to do an act or a series of acts which had a tendency to and were intended to pervert the course of justice, namely to conceal documents, computers, and other electronic equipment from officers of the Metropolitan police who were investigating allegations of phone hacking and corruption of public officials in relation to the News of the World and The Sun.
(from Inforrm's Blog, 27/10/13)

Charles and Rebekah Brooks
Cheryl Carter

Cheryl Carter was Rebekah Brooks' personal assistant at News International

Mark Hanna

Mark Hanna was News International's Head of Security

Links to reports of this morning's events in court:
Lunchbreak over, Andrew Edis QC resumes Prosecution statement:

(For a comprehensive list of Agreed Facts, please see Twitter timeline of Peter Jukes HERE )

More links to reports on today's events in court: