Phone Hacking Trial: Jury retire to consider their verdicts – Martin Hickman

11 06 2014

Old-Bailey1080Day 119: After eight months sitting silently in a court at the Old Bailey the jury at the phone hacking trial retired this afternoon to consider their verdicts. Read the rest of this entry »





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: Consider how News International execs behaved after Goodman’s arrest, jury told – Martin Hickman

10 06 2014

News Of The WorldDay 118, Part 1: Jurors should consider how News International’s executives behaved after the arrest of the News of the World’s royal editor Clive Goodman for phone hacking, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Goodman Lied when he gave evidence, judge suggests – Martin Hickman

9 06 2014

Clive GoodmanDay 117, Part 2: Clive Goodman, the “rogue reporter” blamed by News International for phone hacking at the News of the World, lied when he gave evidence at the current phone hacking trial, the judge suggested today. 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: Summing up, Recruitment Agency boss remembered call by Stuart Kuttner about Milly Dowler message – Martin Hickman

5 06 2014

???????????????????????Day 116: The judge today reminded the jury that the boss of a recruitment agent who left a hacked message on Milly Dowler’s phone firmly remembered being called about it by the paper’s managing editor, Stuart Kuttner. Read the rest of this entry »





Forthcoming Book: “Title Embargoed: Inside the Phone Hacking Trial” by Peter Jukes

5 06 2014

JukesJournalist Peter Jukes, named Britain’s best reporter on social media and Twitter, is to write an “uncensored” account of the phone hacking trial, to be published shortly after the verdicts.

Peter Jukes, a former award-winning dramatist, has live-tweeted all 29 weeks of the trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and five other defendants at London’s Old Bailey since October 2013. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Summing up, Mulcaire may have hacked three celebrities during Brooks’ NoTW editorship – Martin Hickman

5 06 2014

Old-Bailey1080Day 115, Part 2:  Glenn Mulcaire may have hacked the phones of three female celebrities during Rebekah Brooks’ editorship of the News of the World, the Old Bailey heard. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Mr Justice Saunders begins three-day summing up – Martin Hickman

4 06 2014

Mr Justice SaundersDay 115, Part 1: Jurors in Court 12 of the Old Bailey will have to determine three key issues about phone hacking at the News of the World: how much was there, when – and who knew?, the judge said today.

Beginning his three-day summing up in the phone hacking trial, Mr Justice John Saunders said the jury should disregard all extraneous matters when deciding whether the seven defendants were guilty or not guilty. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Mark Hanna “a man caught up” in a case which has nothing to do with him – Martin Hickman

4 06 2014

Mark HannaDay 114, Part 2: Mark Hanna, News International’s security chief, did nothing more than pick up some property from Rebekah Brooks’ husband Charlie and arrange its return the following day, his lawyer told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »