Andy Coulson: 'I will fight the charges in court'

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."

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Coulson & Brooks charged

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.