Coulson and Brooks 2013 trial

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will face trial over allegations linked to phone hacking in September next year. They appeared at the Old Bailey today.

Coulson and Brooks face trial next year

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will face trial over allegations linked to phone hacking in September next year.

The pair appeared at the Old Bailey today with fellow former journalists from defunct tabloid the News of the World (NotW).

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks.
David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks. Credit: PA/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

The seven former NotW staff face one general accusation of conspiracy to access voicemails which prosecutors say could affect up to 600 victims, along with other charges related to specific people.

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Former News of the World staff in court today

  • Rebekah Brooks and five other people have been accused of perverting the course of justice in connection with phone hacking.
  • The other former News of the World staff are Brooks's former personal assistant Cheryl Carter, head of security at News International Mark Hanna, Brooks's chauffeur Paul Edwards and security staff Daryl Jorsling and Lee Sandell.
  • Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire is accused of four counts related to particular individuals.

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Ex-News of the World staff due in court over phone hacking

Seven former News of the World staff due to appear in court today face one general accusation of conspiracy to access voicemails, that prosecutors say could affect up to 600 victims, along with other charges related to specific people.

Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire is accused of four counts related to particular individuals.

Rebekah Brooks is also due to appear with husband Charlie, 49, and five other people accused of perverting the course of justice.

The charges relate to an alleged attempt to conceal material from police investigating claims of phone hacking and corrupt payments to public officials at The Sun and the News of the World.

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks to appear in court today

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks are due to appear in court today to face charges linked to the investigation into phone hacking.

The pair are due at the Old Bailey with five other journalists from the now-defunct tabloid the News of the World, as well as private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is due to appear in court today.
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is due to appear in court today. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

The seven former NotW staff face one general accusation of conspiracy to access voicemails, that prosecutors say could affect up to 600 victims, along with other charges related to specific people.