Former Govt spin doctor Andy Coulson arrives at court

Former Number 10 director of communications Andy Coulson has arrived at the Old Bailey in London.

Coulson is due to appear alongside former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, former Sun reporter John Kay and former Ministry of Defence employee Bettina Jordan-Barber.

Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey in London. Credit: ITV News/Michael Billington

All four were arrested as part of the Metropolitan Police's Operation Elveden, an investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials. They are due to appear for a plea and case management hearing.