Phone Hacking: Former Mirror and NoTW journalist Dan Evans receives suspended sentence

24 07 2014

Dan EvansThe former Sunday Mirror and News of the World journalist Dan Evans was, today, sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment, suspended for one year. Mr Evans had pleaded guilty to two phone hacking offences, misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice by lying in a civil claim brought by Kelly Hoppen. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking, So they think it’s all over – Julian Petley

24 07 2014

Phone Hacking VerdictsEntirely predictably, the verdicts in the hacking trial were taken by most British papers as confirmation that the whole three-year process from the Leveson Inquiry to Scotland Yard’s Operation Weeting to the trial itself had been both a colossal waste of public funds and a draconian threat to press freedom. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson, Miskiw, Mulcaire, Thurlbeck and Weatherup are sentenced and the press reaction

6 07 2014

Coulson Old BaileyThe final act of the long running Phone Hacking Trial took place on Friday 4 July 2014 at the Central Criminal Court when Mr Justice Saunders passed sentenced on Andy Coulson and on the four defendants who had previously pleaded guilty to offences relating to the interception of voicemails. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Neville Thurlbeck: NOTW phone hacking sanctioned by Stuart Kuttner and three other executives – Martin Hickman

1 07 2014

Neville ThurlbeckPhone hacking at the News of the World was sanctioned by managing editor Stuart Kuttner and three other top executives at Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper group, one of its most senior journalists told a court yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking: Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman to face re-trial – Martin Hickman

30 06 2014

coulsongoodmanAndy Coulson, former award-winning editor of the News of the World, is to face a re-trial over allegations he approved cash bribes to “palace cops” to obtain copies of phone directories for the Royal Family, the Old Bailey heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Phone Hacking Trial Book to be Published Next Month

26 06 2014

Book JPEGThe first full “uncensored” account of the phone hacking trial by journalist Peter Jukes is to be published within weeks, Canbury Press announced today.Beyond Contempt: The Inside Story of the Hacking Trial will be speedily released in e-book format by the end of July 2014.

Peter Jukes was named Britain’s best social media journalist for his live-tweeting of the trial at the Old Bailey. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: the final application, some revelations and a CPS Statement [updated]

26 06 2014

???????????????????????The phone hacking trial of originally eight and finally seven defendants finally concluded yesterday, 25 June 2014, having begun on 28 October 2013.  It end with a verdict of guilty on Count 1, conspiracy to intercept voicemails, against former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson.  The jury were unable to agree on two charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office against Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman. The other five defendants – Rebekah Brooks, Stuart Kuttner, Charlie Brooks, Cheryl  Carter and Mark Hanna – we acquitted on all charges. Read the rest of this entry »