Brooks charged in hacking case

Rebekah Brooks answered bail this morning Photo:

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been charged with perverting the course of justice during the phone-hacking scandal.

Along with her husband Charlie, she released the charges in a statement earlier today.

"We have this morning been informed by the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions that we are to be charged with perverting the course of justice.

"We deplore this weak and unjust decision.

"After the further unprecedented posturing of the CPS we will respond later today after our return from the police station."

– Rebekah and Charlie Brooks

It comes just days after the 43 year old gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry. She was editor of News of the World when the paper accessed the voicemails of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

See a full list of the charges, along with a statement from the Crown Prosecution Service here