Charlie and Rebekah Brooks
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'Witch-hunt' claims in Rebekah and Charlie Brooks case

Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charlie, have been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice over the phone-hacking inquiry.

In a statement to reporters, Mr Brooks said his wife was the victim of a "witch-hunt".

The ex-News of the World editor herself said she was "baffled" by the decision.

She described the investigation as an "expensive sideshow" and a "waste of public money".

  • 15 May 2012