Former Sunday Mirror journalist charged with phone hacking

Former Sunday Mirror journalist Graham Johnson has been charged with phone hacking, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

A file was received from the Metropolitan Police in May 2014 and the CPS has today authorised the police to summons Graham Johnson, a former Sunday Mirror journalist, to be charged with an offence of intercepting communications without legal authority, namely mobile phone voicemail messages.

Graham Johnson will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 6th November 2014.

– Gregor McGill, a senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service