Emotional Brooks taken away by matron after verdicts

Rebekah Brooks was so overcome with emotion after being cleared of all the charges against her in the phone hacking trial she had to be taken away by the Old Bailey matron.

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was cleared of all charges. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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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."