Andy Coulson leaves jail after serving 20 weeks

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been released from prison after being jailed for conspiracy to hack phones, ITV News understands.

Andy Coulson was found guilty in June of conspiring to intercept phone messages while in charge of the News of the World. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The 46-year-old left Hollesley Bay in Suffolk by car this morning after serving 20 weeks of the 18-month sentence he received in July.

Coulson, who also formerly worked as director of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron, will reportedly be made to wear an electronic tag as a condition of his early release.