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Phone hacking probe: Ex-security guard in court

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Image caption Seven people have now been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice

An ex-security guard for News International has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in connection with the Met Police's phone-hacking probe.

Lee Sandell appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, where he was bailed until later this month.

Mr Sandell, 26, from Caterham, Surrey, was arrested on Wednesday.

He faces the same charge as six others, including former News International boss Rebekah Brooks.

Mrs Brooks was charged earlier this year along with her husband, racehorse trainer Charles Brooks, her former personal assistant Cheryl Carter, head of security at News International Mark Hanna, Mrs Brooks's chauffeur Paul Edwards and security consultant Daryl Jorsling.