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Brooks: 'My thoughts are with my colleagues'

Rebekah Brooks said her thoughts were with her former colleagues who face future trials as she spoke on the steps of her North London home.

She said: "I have to be careful for my former colleagues sake what I say" she said.

Rebekah and Charlie Brooks speaking outside their North London home. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

She added that her thoughts were with them as they face trials in the future.

Her husband Charlie Brooks, who was cleared alongside his wife, said he concerned about former News of the World editor Andy Coulson who was found guilty of phone hacking.

He said: "Obviously I am really concerned for Andy and (his wife) Eloise and their family."


Text messages obtained by newspaper

Prime Minister David Cameron and former editor of the News of the World Rebekah Brooks Credit: PA/PA

Mrs Brooks told the Leveson Inquiry earlier this year that Mr Cameron signed some of his missives to her 'LOL' - mistakenly thinking it meant 'Lots of Love' rather than 'Laugh Out Loud'.

Both of the messages disclosed by the MoS were sent in October 2009, shortly after Mrs Brooks left her job as editor of The Sun and became chief executive of News International, which owns the paper.

LOL? More texts from PM revealed

In one message obtained by the Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister thanked Mrs Brooks for letting him ride one of her horses, joking it was "fast, unpredictable and hard to control but fun".

In another the journalist, who faces trial in connection with the phone hacking scandal, praised Mr Cameron's speech to Tory conference, saying: "I cried twice."

The playful texts are apparently part of a cache of texts and emails handed to Lord Justice Leveson's media standards inquiry.


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