Journalist Dan Evans to face hacking charges
Tuesday 03 September 2013
A journalist has been charged with offences linked to phone hacking after being on police bail for two years.
Dan Evans will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow to face two counts of conspiring with others to intercept communications in their transmission, one of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and one of perverting the course of justice.
He was arrested in August 2011.
Gregor McGill, a senior lawyer with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), said: "The CPS has concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Daniel Evans with four offences in connection with the phone-hacking investigations.
"All of these matters were considered carefully in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the Director of Public Prosecutions' guidelines on the public interest in cases affecting the media.
"These guidelines ask prosecutors to consider whether the public interest served by the conduct in question outweighs the overall criminality before bringing criminal proceedings."
The first charge that Evans faces is an allegation of conspiring to intercept "the voicemail messages of well-known people and those associated with them" between February 28 2003 and January 1 2005.
The second is the same offence but between April 30 2004 and June 1 2010.
Evans, from Kilburn, north west London, also faces one count of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office between January 1 2008 and June 1 2010, and one of perverting the course of justice.
This relates to an allegation that he made a false witness statement in connection with High Court proceedings between June 21 2009 and April 30 2010.
The 37-year-old has previously worked for the News of the World.
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