Former Sun and News of the World newspaper editor Rebekah Brooks is overcome with emotion as she is cleared in phone hacking trial but Andy Coulson is found guilty

Andy Coulson has been been found guilty in the phone hacking trial, but his co-defendant, Rebekah Brooks has been cleared of all charges.

Coulson, who edited the News of the World before becoming Prime Minister David Cameronís official spokesman, now faces prison after the jury returned a guilty verdict in dramatic scenes at the Old Bailey.

But Mrs Brooks, who edited The Sun and the News of the World before promotion to News International chief executive, was exonerated after being cleared of conspiracy to hack phones, conspiracy to corrupt public officials and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

She was overcome by emotion on hearing the verdicts and was taken away by the court matron.


Rebekah Brooks cleared but Andy Coulson guilty in phone hacking trial - Telegraph (external - login to view)