Forest Hill's Andy Coulson to face phone hacking charges trial with Rebekah Brooks next year
DAVID CAMERON’S former spin doctor Andy Coulson will face trial over allegations linked to phone hacking in September next year.
The former editor of the News of the World, who lives in Forest Hill, appeared at the Old Bailey today with ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks.
The pair arrived at court with fellow former journalists from defunct tabloid the News of the World (NotW), including ex-chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and private detective Glenn Mulcaire.
Coulson, aged 42, is charged with allegedly accessing the phone messages of murder victim Milly Dowler, former Labour ministers David Blunkett and Charles Clarke, and George Best's son Calum.
Seven former NotW staff face one general charge of conspiracy to access voicemails which prosecutors say could affect up to 600 victims, along with other specific accusations.
The provisional trial date is September 9 next year. All defendants were released on bail.