26/09/2012 08:37 BST | Updated 26/09/2012 10:48 BST

Rebekah Brooks And Andy Coulson In Court Over Phone Hacking Charges

David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks have arrived at court to face charges linked to the investigation into phone hacking.

The pair arrived at the Old Bailey with five other journalists from the now-defunct tabloid the News of the World, as well as private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.

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 are also facing charges.

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Coulson and Brooks face phone-hacking charges

The seven former NotW staff face one general accusation of conspiracy to access voicemails, that prosecutors say could affect up to 600 victims, along with other charges related to specific people.

Mulcaire is accused of four counts related to particular individuals.

Brooks, 44, from Churchill, Oxfordshire, is also due to appear with husband Charlie, 49, and five other people accused of perverting the course of justice.

The charges relate to an alleged attempt to conceal material from police investigating claims of phone hacking and corrupt payments to public officials at The Sun and the News of the World.

Brooks's former personal assistant Cheryl Carter, head of security at News International Mark Hanna, Brooks's chauffeur Paul Edwards and security staff Daryl Jorsling and Lee Sandell are also due to appear.

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