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Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson has been charged after answering bail at a south London police station today.
Mr Coulson was charged with two counts of conspiring with Clive Goodman - a journalist - and with a person or persons unknown to commit misconduct in public office.
"He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 29 November 2012", police said.
Following the news that Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks face charges, the Prime Minister said he has made "clear [my] regret on many occasions", but that as there is a court case pending, "We should leave it at that".
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has answered bail at a south London police station and has been charged with making illegal payments to public officials. She will appear before Westminster Magistrates on November 29.
Prime Minister David Cameron refused to answer questions today when asked about the news his former communications chief Andy Coulson is to be charged with making illegal payments to public officials. The allegations relate to a period when Coulson was editor of the News of the World.
ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner, who is outside News International headquarters, says these latest charges mean there is now a very complex legal web of prosecutions:
The Prime Minister David Cameron refused to answer questions on his former Communications Director Andy Coulson whilst visiting a factory in Northern Ireland.
Political Correspondent Libby Wiener asked Mr Cameron whether he regretted hiring Mr Coulson.
Former Sun chief reporter John Kay has been charged with making with illegal payments to public officials while at the newspaper. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on November 29.
The charge follows advice issued earlier today by the Crown Prosecution Service.
In a statement, former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson said: "I am extremely disappointed by this latest CPS decision. I deny the allegations made against me and will fight the charges in court."
The CPS has stated there is a remaining suspect who is still being investigated in relation to the charges faced by Rebekah Brooks, John Kay and Bettina Jordan Barber.