News: Andy Coulson acquitted of perjury on Judge’s ruling

3 06 2015

Coulson AcquittedFormer News of the World Editor Andy Coulson was today acquitted of perjury at the High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh after the trial judge, Lord Burns, ruled that there was no case to answer. Read the rest of this entry »





Crowd Funding: Reporting the Coulson Perjury Trial – James Doleman

14 05 2015

Coulson and SheridanA year before the News of the World phone-hacking scandal exploded in 2011 with the news that the paper’s employees had intercepted the messages of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, the paper’s former editor Andy Coulson was called as a witness at Glasgow High Court at the trial of Scottish politician Tommy Sheridan. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking: Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman to face re-trial – Martin Hickman

30 06 2014

coulsongoodmanAndy Coulson, former award-winning editor of the News of the World, is to face a re-trial over allegations he approved cash bribes to “palace cops” to obtain copies of phone directories for the Royal Family, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: the final application, some revelations and a CPS Statement [updated]

26 06 2014

???????????????????????The phone hacking trial of originally eight and finally seven defendants finally concluded yesterday, 25 June 2014, having begun on 28 October 2013.  It end with a verdict of guilty on Count 1, conspiracy to intercept voicemails, against former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson.  The jury were unable to agree on two charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office against Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman. The other five defendants – Rebekah Brooks, Stuart Kuttner, Charlie Brooks, Cheryl  Carter and Mark Hanna – we acquitted on all charges. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Prosecutors to announce whether Coulson will face Re-trial – Martin Hickman

25 06 2014

Phone hacking claimsProsecutors will announce within days whether Andy Coulson will face a re-trial on charges he and former News of the World colleague Clive Goodman paid cash bribes to police officers guarding the Royal Family, the Old Bailey was told today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson guilty of phone hacking charge, Brooks not guilty on all charges – Martin Hickman

24 06 2014

Andy CoulsonAndy Coulson, the former tabloid guilty who became the Prime Minister’s director of communications, was today found guilty at the Old Bailey of conspiring to hack phones while running the News of the World. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Summing up, Coulson made no effort to inquire into extent of phone hacking at NoTW in 2004 – Martin Hickman

9 06 2014

Phone hacking claimsDay 117, Part 1: Andy Coulson made no attempt to inquire into the extent of phone hacking at the News of the World in 2004 after the chief reporter eavesdropped the messages of the Home Secretary, the Old Bailey was told today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson was a “straightforward and upfront witness” who should be acquitted, jury told – Martin Hickman

30 05 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 111, Part 2: Andy Coulson was a “straightforward and upfront witness” who should be acquitted of phone hacking, the Old Bailey was told yesterday.

Timothy Langdale, QC, for Mr Coulson, said the former editor of the News of the World had tackled difficult questions in the witness box “without shilly-shallying or obfuscation.” Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Blunkett hacking “hung around” Coulson’s neck like a “like an albatross” trial hears – Martin Hickman

29 05 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 111, Part 1: Andy Coulson’s admission that he knew about the hacking of David Blunkett has been “hung around his neck like an albatross” at the phone hacking trial, his lawyer said today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson faced “two prosecution speeches” his lawyer complains – Martin Hickman

28 05 2014

Former News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Faces Arrest As Part Of Phone Hacking InvestigationDay 110, Part 2:  Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, has faced two prosecution speeches at the phone hacking trial: one from the prosecution and a second from ex-royal editor Clive Goodman, his lawyer complained today. Read the rest of this entry »