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Phone Hacking: Cameron's Former Spin Doctor Andy Coulson And Six NOTW Staff In Court

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David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson has arrived at court to face charges relating to phone hacking.

He is among a group of seven people, including six members of staff from the now-defunct tabloid the News of the World (NOTW), who are due at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Former NOTW editor Coulson is accused, along with 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.

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Andy Coulson arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court to face charges over phone hacking

They all face one general charge of "conspiring to intercept communications" between October 2000 and August 2006 that could affect as many as 600 victims, along with other specific accusations.

Coulson, 42, from south east London, is charged with conspiring with others to access the phone messages of murder victim Milly Dowler, former Labour ministers David Blunkett and Charles Clarke, and George Best's son Calum.

Kuttner is accused in relation to Milly and Mr Blunkett, and Miskiw faces charges linked to Dowler, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Abi Titmuss and John Leslie, former union boss Andrew Gilchrist, Mr Blunkett, Delia Smith, Mr Clarke, Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Sienna Miller, and Wayne Rooney.

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Left to right: Glenn Mulcaire, ex-managing editor of the News of the World Stuart Kuttner and chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and News of the World head of news, Ian Edmondson

Edmondson faces charges in relation to Mr Blunkett, Mr Clarke, Law, Frost, Miller, former MP Mark Oaten, Rooney, Best, former Labour minister Tessa Jowell and her husband David Mills, Lord Prescott, Professor John Tulloch, Lord Frederick Windsor, and Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills.

Thurlbeck will face charges over Milly, Eriksson, Mr Blunkett, Mr Clarke, Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Mr Oaten, Ms Jowell and Mr Mills.

Weatherup is accused in relation to Mr Blunkett, Mr Clarke, Law, Frost and Miller, Jolie and Pitt, Rooney, Lord Prescott and Sir Paul and Ms Mills.

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PI Glenn Mulcaire arrives at court to face charges over phone hacking

Private investigator Glenn Mulcaire is charged over Milly, Mr Gilchrist, Smith and Mr Clarke.

The CPS announced last month that ex-NOTW editor Rebekah Brooks will also be facing the general charge and two separate counts in relation to Milly and Mr Gilchrist, but she is due to appear at the same court on 3 September.

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