Coulson makes court appearance

Seven people including David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson have appeared in court charged over the phone hacking scandal.

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List of charges from Andy Coulson's court appearance

Here's a rundown of the key charges from today's hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court:

  • Andy Coulson faces a total of five counts, one charge is related to the hacking of the phone of Milly Dowler.
  • Glenn Mulcaire accused of four counts of hacking.
  • Between them, the seven men face a total of 50 counts, all relating to listening to the voice messages of well known people.

You read the full list of charges faced by the defendants here

Andy Coulson and six others in court over hacking claims

Andy Coulson arriving at Westminster Magistrates' Court Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prime Minister's former spin doctor Andy Coulson was among seven people in court today face charges relating to the phone hacking scandal.

Six former News of the World staff face charges related to the phone hacking scandal. Prosecutors claim the scandal could affect as many as 600 victims.

They and Mulcaire spoke only to confirm their names and addresses during the short hearing and are next due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 26.

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Andy Coulson arrives at court

Seven people including David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson are appearing in court today charged in relation to the phone hacking scandal.

Andy Coulson arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court Credit: ITV

The group, including six members of staff from the now-defunct tabloid the News of the World, are appearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Glenn Mulcaire arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court Credit: ITV

Former NOTW editor Coulson is accused, along with 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.

Neville Thurlbeck arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court Credit: ITV
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