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Andy Coulson charged over misconduct claims

Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson has been charged after answering bail at a south London police station today.

Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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.