Phone Hacking Trial: Conspiracy charges hinge on evidence against Charlie Brooks, Judge suggests – Martin Hickman

10 06 2014

Rebekah and Charlie BrooksDay 118, Part 2: The charge of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice against Rebekah Brooks, News International former chief executive, and Mark Hanna, the newspaper group’s head of security, hinges on the evidence against her husband Charlie, the judge suggested today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks not a man capable of committing criminal offence, jury told – Martin Hickman

3 06 2014

Charlie BrooksDay 114, Part 1: Charlie Brooks is a loving husband who enjoys a few drinks down the pub and makes “stupid” decisions, rather than the mastermind of a criminal conspiracy, his lawyer told London’s Central Criminal Court today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks once drank pint of washing up liquid, Old Bailey hears – Martin Hickman

7 04 2014

FairyLiquidDay 85, Part 1: Rebekah Brooks’s husband once drank a pint of washing up liquid, the Old Bailey heard today. In one of the most unexpected anecdotes at the phone hacking trial, Mr Brooks’s friend Sarah Bradstock recalled that one day she had found him “frothing at the mouth”.

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Phone Hacking Trial: News International admin assistant stowed Charlie Brooks’s bag under her desk, court hears – Martin Hickman

4 04 2014

News of the WorldDay 84, Part 2:  A News International administration assistant helped place a bag belonging to Charlie Brooks into two bin bags and stowed the property under her desk at the newspaper group’s HQ for hours while Mr Brooks’s wife Rebekah was under arrest, a court heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks: I was advised not to respond to police questions – Martin Hickman

1 04 2014

Charlie BrooksDay 81, Part 1: Charlie Brooks today rejected claims that he stayed silent during a police interview so that he could “invent” a story later to explain away why he hid evidence from detectives.  Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks “too sloppy” to notice hidden bags had not been returned – Martin Hickman

31 03 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 80, Part 2:  Charlie Brooks was “too sloppy” after drinking red wine to notice that the bags he had hidden from police had not been returned to him as planned, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks hid porn DVDs to avoid “Jacqui Smith moment”, court hears – Martin Hickman

31 03 2014

Charlie BrooksDay 80, Part 1: Charlie Brooks told the phone hacking trial today that he hid his bags from police because he was worried that the discovery of his pornography collection could lead to a “Jacqui Smith moment.” Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks: Rebekah lived in “paranoia” of police dawn raid – Martin Hickman

28 03 2014

Rebekah and Charlie BrooksDay 79: Rebekah Brooks lived in “paranoia” that she was about to be dawn raided by police and that a picture of her in handcuffs would end up in the papers, her husband Charlie told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks had no knowledge of husband’s stashed bags – Martin Hickman

4 03 2014

Rebekah and Charlie BrooksDay 62, Part 2: Rebekah Brooks had no knowledge of an attempt by her husband Charlie to hide his bags at the time she was arrested, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks may have threatened to sue over missing bags, Old Bailey hears – Martin Hickman

21 01 2014

Charlie and Rebekah BrooksDay 41, Part 2:  Charlie Brooks may have threatened to sue after an estates manager refused to hand back his missing bags, the Old Bailey heard yesterday. Neil Perkins, a porter at the Chelsea Harbour residential complex, said he thought he heard an irritated Mr Brooks issue the warning on 18 July 2011.

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