Coulson and Brooks due in court over charges

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson and ex-News International CEO Rebekah Brooks will appear in court today to face charges related to allegations of corrupt payments made to public officials.

Mr Coulson and Ms Brooks are among five people due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks will appear in court later today
Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks will appear in court later today Credit: PA/PA Wire

Mr Coulson and ex-NOTW royal correspondent Clive Goodman are charged with conspiracy to pay for information and face two counts of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.

Ms Brooks, former Sun chief reporter John Kay and Ministry of Defence employee Bettina Jordan-Barber are also charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.

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Coulson & Brooks due in court

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will appear in court today to face charges linked to alleged corrupt payments to public officials.