Brooks cleared of all charges after eight-month trial

It's almost three years since managers at the News of the World were first arrested. While the jury is still deliberating over two counts facing Andy Coulson, for Rebekah Brooks the wait is over after she was acquitted of all charges.

Once the most powerful woman in the British media, her extraordinary career has been on hold during the 8 month trial.

Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks reports:

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Rebekah Brooks 'vindicated' by hacking verdicts

Rebekah Brooks, speaking for the first time since she was cleared of phone hacking charges this week, has declared: "I am innocent of the crimes that I was charged with and I feel vindicated by the unanimous verdicts."