|Charlie Brooks Attends Hammersmith Police Station|
Husband of Rebekah charged over phone-hacking scandal
Charlie Brooks, husband of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, has attended Hammersmith Police Station today, May 15, where he was charged with charged with perverting the course of justice.
Rebekah Brooks meanwhile faced the same charge at Lewisham Police Station.
The couple are accused of conspiring to hide material contained on a laptop, iPhone and in paperwork when the phone hacking scandal first came to light last summer.
They were first arrested in July when the items were located in car park bin in Chelsea Harbour, where they were living at the time.
However, Alison Levitt QC, Principal Legal Advisor to Britain's Director of Public Prosecutions said she had concluded that there is sufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction.
In a televised statement, she said: " All these matters relate to the ongoing police investigation into allegations of phone hacking and corruption of public officials in relation to the News of the World and The Sun newspapers."
May 15, 2012