Andy Coulson and six others in court over hacking claims

Andy Coulson arriving at Westminster Magistrates' Court
Andy Coulson arriving at Westminster Magistrates' Court Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prime Minister's former spin doctor Andy Coulson was among seven people in court today face charges relating to the phone hacking scandal.

Six former News of the World staff face charges related to the phone hacking scandal. Prosecutors claim the scandal could affect as many as 600 victims.

They and Mulcaire spoke only to confirm their names and addresses during the short hearing and are next due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 26.

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Coulson makes court appearance

Seven people including David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson have appeared in court charged over the phone hacking scandal.