Suspended jail service for former NotW news editor

Former News of the World journalist James Weatherup was jailed for four months suspended for 12 months for conspiring to hack phones.

The former news editor was also ordered to do 200 hours unpaid community work.

Former News of the World journalist James Weatherup Credit: PA

Mr Weatherup, 58, declined to comment on the verdict as he left the courtroom.

According to notes presented during to the court, Mr Weatherup tasked a private detective working for the newspaper 157 times.

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Andy Coulson jailed for 18 mths for plotting to hack phones

Former Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of plotting to hack phones while in charge at the News of the World.