Rebekah Brooks charged with phone hacking


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The Independent Online

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, has been formally charged with phone hacking.

She was charged last night after answering bail at Lewisham police station in south London, Scotland Yard said. Ms Brooks has been told to appear at Westminster magistrates' court on 3 September and is one of seven journalists charged from the now defunct News of the World.