The former chief executive of News International appeared before a judge to hear the charges she faces over alleged phone hacking read out.
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will appear in court today to face charges linked to alleged phone hacking.
The former chief executive of News International has been bailed after appearing for the first time to face charges linked to phone hacking.
The former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has arrived at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
Both were senior executives at News International and both with ties to the Prime Minister.
Now both Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson have again discovered they will be charged.
Arriving at a police station in South London, Andy Coulson let it be known that he was extremely disappointed and denied these latest allegations, Juliet Bremner reports.
The former chief executive of News International has reportedly been given a £7 million pay-off after resigning last year. The Financial Times says the sum was made up of cash and pension payments. It also took into consideration legal fees and her chauffeur-driven car.
The level of the payment is significantly higher than previous reports of £1.7m.
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).
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.
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and David Cameron's ex-spin doctor Andy Coulson arrived at court today, where they face charges linked to an investigation into phone hacking.
Five other NotW staff were also present at the Old Bailey.
- 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.