Charges that Brooks and five other suspects are facing

Five other people suspected of aiding Rebekah Brooks in the phone-hacking scandal face single counts of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

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Brooks 'baffled' by charges

The former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie have criticised the decision by prosecutors to charge them with perverting the course of justice over the News of the World phone hacking scandal.