Journalists face phone hacking charges

Coulson: Facing phone hacking charges Credit: Press Association

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed that eight journalists will face charges relating to phone hacking.

Victims of the journalists included former Norwich MP Charles Clarke and celebrity chef Delia Smith.

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are among eight who face charges relating to phone hacking. All, with the exception of Glenn Mulcaire, will be charged with conspiring to intercept voicemails without legal authority.

Among those facing charges are:

Andy Coulson who faces four additional charges, relating to Milly Dowler, model Calum Best and former Cabinet ministers David Blunkett and Charles Clarke.

Greg Miskiw who faces 10 counts, with alleged victims including Sven-Goran Eriksson, Wayne Rooney and Delia Smith.

Neville Thurlbeck faces eight counts, with alleged victims including David Blunkett and Charles Clarke, plus Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

For legal reasons, Glenn Mulcaire won't face the charge of conspiring to intercept communications without lawful authority. However, he faces four charges relating to victims including Milly Dowler and Delia Smith.

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