Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks remanded on bail
Published Jun 13 2012, 11:33 BST | By Andrew Laughlin
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks
has been remanded on bail today on charges of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Brooks, her husband Charlie Brooks and four others - including her former personal assistant Cheryl Carter - all appeared today at Westminster Magistrates Court
on charges relating to Operating Weeting, the police investigation into phone hacking.
Mrs Brooks, the former editor of the News of the World
, is facing three counts of alleged conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
In a short hearing of only around eight minutes long, she was bailed until June 22.
The 44-year-old was charged last month by officers from Operation Weeting, and stands accused of conspiring to conceal documents, computers and electronic equipment from police, as well as allegedly removing seven boxes of material from the archive at News International.
She denies the offences
, which allegedly occurred in July last year at the height of the hacking affair.
Her husband, the racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks and four former colleagues - Carter; chauffeur Paul Edwards; Mark Hanna, head of security at News International; and security consultant Daryl Jorsling - all face one charge of the same offence.
They have also all been bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on the same date.
As part of their bail conditions, Hanna, Edwards and Josling have been ordered not to speak to each other, and Hanna has been told not to go back to News International's Wapping headquarters.