Rebekah Brooks appears in court over alleged phone hacking

Ex-News of the World editor faces phone hacking charges

Rebekah Brooks has appeared in court this morning in relation to the alleged phone hacking scandal.

The former News of the World editor is accused of conspiring to hack the voicemails of murdered teenager Millie Dowler and up to six others between the years of 2000-2006.

The four minute hearing took place this morning at Westminster Magistrates Court, where Mrs Brooks only spoke to confirm her name and address.

She denies the charges.

The phone hacking scandal led to the closure of the News of the World in July 2011, with seven other reporters and editors from the paper also facing similar charges.

The 44-year-old from Churchill, Oxfordshire, has been released on bail on the condition that she lives at her given address, does not contact the fellow accused and provides police with seven days notice if she plans to travel abroad.

She is due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 26th September in relation to the charges.

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