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Ex News of the World news editor jailed for 8 months

Former news editor Ian Edmondson has been jailed for eight months at the Old Bailey for his part in the News of the World phone hacking plot.

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Judge: Edmondson pleaded guilty at a 'very late stage'

In sentencing remarks on jailing Ian Edmondson for eight months, a judge said that the former News of the World news editor pleaded guilty at a "very late stage".

The judge said that the former News of the World news editor pleaded guilty at a Credit: PA

The judge added: "He pleaded not guilty and maintained that plea during the main trial until I discharged the jury from returning a verdict in his case due to his ill health.

"He played no role in the hacking of Milly Dowler's voicemail which ultimately led to the closure of the News of the World."

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