Brooks and Coulson lose hacking prosecution appeal

Five defendants including former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and ex-News of the World (NOTW) editor Andy Coulson today lost a last-ditch bid at the Court of Appeal to block their prosecution over alleged phone hacking.

Former Government spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks. Credit: PA

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Brooks and Coulson lose appeal

Five defendants including Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson today lost a last-ditch bid at the Court of Appeal to block their prosecution over alleged phone hacking.