Five people, including former No 10 Communications Director Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, have been charged as part of the investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials by journalists.
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.
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."