The big hacking trial

Daily court reports from the trial in which Murdoch's most senior UK executive and the Prime Minister's right-hand man joined senior Murdoch journalists in the dock at the Old Bailey.

Phone-hacking trial reports Nov/Dec 2013

The Guardian, December 21 2013

This is a complete set of court reports filed to the Guardian from the marathon phone-hacking trial, which took place at the Old Bailey from October 30 2013 until June 23 2014. The date at the top of each story is the date of the hearing, although the reports were written to be published in the printed paper on the following day. Hence the use of the word 'yesterday' in the reports. Missing dates...

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Phone-hacking trial reports w/c Jan 6 2014

The Guardian, January 11 2014
Date at the top of each report is the date of the hearing. Reports were written for following day's paper. Hence use of 'yesterday' in some of them.

January 7 2014        Police challenged Rebekah Brooks's personal assistant with 'discrepancies' over her account of how seven boxes of notebooks came to disappear from News International, warning her at one point that she was facing a 'sinister implication'.

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Phone-hacking trial reports w/c Jan 13 2014

The Guardian, January 18 2014
Date at the top of each report is the date of the hearing. Reports were written for following day's paper. Hence use of 'yesterday' in some of them.

January 13 2014        Less than a quarter of an hour after Rebekah Brooks was arrested in July 2011, her husband, Charlie, was recorded by CCTV as he allegedly disposed of a Jiffy bag and a lap-top computer in the car park under their London flat.

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Phone-hacking trial reports w/c Jan 20 2014

The Guardian, January 20 2014
Date at the top of each report is the date of the hearing. Reports were written for following day's paper. Hence use of 'yesterday' in some of them.

January 20 2014       Two bags which were allegedly hidden by Charlies Brooks to frustrate a police search contained two laptop computers, a tablet, an Ipod, a mobile phone, a dictaphone and seven pornographic DVDs, an Old Bailey jury heard yesterday.

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Phone-hacking trial reports w/c Jan 27 2014

The Guardian, January 27 2014
Date at the top of each report is the date of the hearing. Reports were written for following day's paper. Hence use of 'yesterday' in some of them.

January 27 2014       A self-confessed phone-hacker yesterday claimed that he was hired to work for the News of the World after personally telling the editor, Andy Coulson, that he could bring him 'big exclusive stories' by intercepting voicemail.

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Phone-hacking trial reports February 2014

The Guardian, February 4 2014
Date at the top of each report is the date of the hearing. Reports were written for following day's paper. Hence use of 'yesterday' in some of them.

February 20 2014       Rebekah Brooks yesterday stepped into the witness box at the Old Bailey and told the jury that as editor of the News of the World, she had never heard of Glenn Mulcaire and had known nothing of his phone-hacking activity for the paper.

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Phone-hacking trial reports w/c March 3 2014

The Guardian, March 4 2014
Date at the top of each report is the date of the hearing. Reports were written for following day's paper. Hence use of 'yesterday' in some of them.

March 3 2014       Rebekah Brooks secretly met Andy Coulson to warn him about 'incriminating evidence' of phone hacking a week before Coulson resigned as the Prime Minister's director of communications, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

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Phone-hacking trial reports w/c March 10 2014

The Guardian, March 10 2014
Date at the top of each report is the date of the hearing. Reports were written for following day's paper. Hence use of 'yesterday' in some of them.

March 10 2014        It did not occur to Rebekah Brooks that a "military contact" for whom she authorised more than £80,000 of payments over a five-year period might be a public official and, therefore, that the payments might be illegal, an Old Bailey jury heard yesterday.

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Phone-hacking trial reports w/c March 17 2014

The Guardian, March 17 2014
Date at the top of each report is the date of the hearing. Reports were written for following day's paper. Hence use of 'yesterday' in some of them.

March 17 2014          When he was royal editor of the News of the World, Clive Goodman repeatedly told his bosses that he needed cash to pay Palace police officers when, in truth, he was passing the money to other journalists, an Old Bailey jury heard yesterday.

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Coulson guilty; Brooks innocent; Murdoch faces police questions

The Guardian, June 24 2014
with Lisa O'Carroll

Rupert Murdoch has been officially informed by Scotland Yard that detectives want to interview him as a suspect as part of their inquiry into allegations of crime at his British newspapers.

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