Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson phone hacking trial delayed
James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC. His career as a journalist has been split between print and television, including senior positions as producer with Sir David Frost and at BBC Newsnight. He is also an award-winning golf and travel writer, working for over a decade as the UK contributing editor for one of the USA’s leading golf magazines. He broadcasts regularly for the BBC and CNN. He lives in London.
Thursday 22 August 2013
The trial of Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International, and seven other defendants including Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former communications chief in Downing Street, has been pushed back by two months.
The high-profile court case examining allegations of phone hacking, conspiracy to pay public officials, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, had been due to begin at the Old Bailey on 9 September.
At a special hearing before Mr Justice Saunders in the Central Criminal Court, the trial date was rescheduled for 28 October. The postponement was for “legal reasons”.
Mrs Brooks, 45, and Mr Coulson, 45, along with all the others, deny the charges against them.
Mr Coulson, along with the former royal editor of the now-closed News of the World, Clive Goodman, is also accused of two charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Both men deny the charges.
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