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UK: Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson guilty of plotting to hack phones – Rebekah Brooks cleared

13:30 24 June 2014

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks

Former Government spin doctor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of plotting to hack phones while he was editor of the News of the World.

Former News of the World editor Andy CoulsonFormer News of the World editor Andy Coulson

Coulson, who was forced to resign as Prime Minister David Cameron’s director of communications over the scandal, now faces the possibility of jail following the high-profile trial at the Old Bailey.

But the jury of eight women and three men cleared ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks of all charges.

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