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Rebekah Brooks not to face NOTW phone-hacking trial until September 2013

London, Thu, 27 Sep 2012 ANI

London, Sep. 27 (ANI): Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and British Prime Minister David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson will not face trial over allegations linked to phone hacking for the next one year.

A judge in the Old Bailey court in London said the pair would face trail over involvement in the phone hacking scandal at the now defunct News of The World in September 2013.

Brooks, 44, is accused of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice over allegations that she tried to conceal information from police investigating phone hacking and claims of corrupt payments to public officials at The Sun and the News of the World.

It is more than six years since staff from the newspaper allegedly conspired to hack the voicemail of celebrities and voice mails of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler in 2002.

Other people charged in the hacking scandal include ex-managing editor Stuart Kuttner, former news editor Greg Miskiw, former head of news Ian Edmondson, ex-chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and former reporter James Weatherup.

All attended court on Wednesday except for Kuttner, who was excused from attending the hearing, the report said. (ANI)

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