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Brooks and Morgan 'exchanged phone hacking banter'

Rebekah Brooks and Piers Morgan exchanged banter at a dinner party in 2003 about phone hacking, a media lawyer told the Old Bailey today. Ms Brooks and the other defendants deny charges related to phone hacking.

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Witness: Morgan warned that Brooks would 'tap' phone

Ambi Sitham told the court that she sat next to Rebekah Brooks at the meal in 2003 and that Brooks had suggested they keep in touch.

She told the jury she went to give her telephone number to Brooks.

"Piers [Morgan] turned to me and said 'Careful - she'll tap your phone'," she told the court.

Cross-examined by Clare Sibson, representing Brooks, Ms Sitham told the court she was "definitely a little bit concerned" by Mr Morgan's comment.

"I wasn't sure how serious the threat was," she added.

Brooks denies all the charges against her and the trial continues.

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