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Rebekah Brooks faces court over phone hacking charges

Rebekah Brooks, Former chief executive of News International Photo: Press Association

The former chief executive of News International appeared before a District Judge today to hear the charges she faces over alleged phone hacking read out in court.

The 44-year-old spoke to confirm her name and other personal details during her brief appearance.

Artist's impression of Rebekah Brooks and District Judge Howard Riddle Credit: ITV News

Brooks, who has also edited The Sun and the News of the World, is accused of conspiring with others to illegally access voicemails. She is also accused in relation to Milly Dowler and former union boss Andrew Gilchrist.

Brooks was granted bail to appear with her co-defendants at Southwark Crown Court on September 26.

  • As part of her bail conditions, Brooks was told she could not contact former NoTW reporter Dan Evans
  • She has also been told not to contact the paper's former executive editor Neil Wallis
  • Both are on bail following the Scotland Yard investigation into phone hacking

Brooks is already due at Southwark Crown Court on September 26 to face three charges of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

That relates to the alleged removal of material from the News International archive and trying to conceal documents, computers and other material from police.

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