Mirror Damages Trial: Court hears evidence from Dan Evans, Sadie Frost and James Hipwell, closing submissions on 18 March

15 03 2015

Sadie FrostOn Thursday 12 March 2014, day 9, the Mirror Damages Trial heard evidence from former Mirror journalist Dan Evans and from actress Sadie Frost.  Her evidence concluded on Friday 13 March 2014, day 10.  The Court also heard evidence from James Hipwell.  The case was adjourned to 18 March 2014 for closing submissions. Read the rest of this entry »

Phone Hacking: Former Mirror and NoTW journalist Dan Evans receives suspended sentence

24 07 2014

Dan EvansThe former Sunday Mirror and News of the World journalist Dan Evans was, today, sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for one year. Mr Evans had pleaded guilty to two phone hacking offences, misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice by lying in a civil claim brought by Kelly Hoppen. Read the rest of this entry »

Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson, I did not knowingly recruit phone hacker to NOTW – Martin Hickman

22 04 2014

media_andy_coulson_2Day 93, Part 1: Andy Coulson did not knowingly recruit a skilled phone-hacker to the News of the World, he told the Old Bailey today. Mr Coulson also denied Dan Evans played him a voicemail recording of a message he had intercepted from the phone of the actress Sienna Miller. Read the rest of this entry »

Phone Hacking Trial: NOTW reporter admits mistakes in phone hacking allegations – Martin Hickman

30 01 2014

media_andy_coulson_2Day 49, Part 2: A long-serving News of the World reporter has admitted making mistakes in his allegations about Andy Coulson’s involvement in phone hacking. At the start of his four-day testimony this week and in his police statement, Dan Evans said he had played the message left by Sienna Miller to Mr Coulson and another journalist at the NoW’s offices in Wapping on Tuesday 27 September 2005. Read the rest of this entry »

Phone Hacking Trial: NOTW journalists often made up quotes, former reporter tells hacking trial – Martin Hickman

30 01 2014

News-of-the-World-006Day 49, Part 1: Journalists on the News of the World often made up quotes for publication in stories, former NoTW reporter Dan Evans told the phone hacking trial today. Asked about comments from “friends” of Sienna Miller in a NoTW story, Evans said that it might come as a shock to the court but not everything in a tabloid newspaper was the “nailed-on” truth. Read the rest of this entry »

Phone Hacking Trial: “Carrying secret” of phone hacking drove NOTW journalist to cocaine, jury hears – Martin Hickman

29 01 2014

Dan Evans 2Day 48, Part 2:  A phone-hacking journalist told the Old Bailey today that he became so depressed at the News of the World that he “self-medicated” with cocaine. Giving evidence at the phone hacking trial, Dan Evans estimated that while at the NoTW he used cocaine “every couple of weeks.” Read the rest of this entry »

Phone Hacking Trial: “Toeing the line”, NOTW phone hacker admits lying in Kelly Hoppen claim – Martin Hickman

29 01 2014

dan evans credit bbcDay 48, Part 1:  Self-confessed phone hacker Dan Evans admitted lying when he was giving evidence to a court about his attempted voicemail interception of a News of the World target, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »