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Rebekah Brooks and husband to be charged over phone hacking

Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charlie, are to be charged with perverting the course of justice as part of the phone hacking inquiry.

She was arrested on 13 March as part of the Met Police's Operation Weeting.

The couple will become the first suspects to be charged in an inquiry lasting 18 months and involving 185 police officers and staff.

Alison Levitt from the Crown Prosecution Service said: "There is sufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction"

  • 15 May 2012
  • From the section UK
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