Two former NotW journalists charged with phone hacking

Two former News of the World journalists have been charged with phone hacking, the Crown Prosecution Service said.

Ex-deputy editor Neil Wallis and former features editor Jules Stenson will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on 21 August.

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Wallis and Stenson charged following fresh evidence

The Crown Prosecution Service says its decision to charge two former members of the News of the World editorial staff comes after additional evidence was provided last month.

Earlier in July, the CPS announced six of eight suspects in Operation Pinetree - the investigation into an alleged conspiracy to hack phones at the newspaper - would face no further action.

The remaining two suspects, former features editor Jules Stenson and former deputy editor Neil Wallis, have now been charged with conspiracy to hack phones.

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