Former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck reports that his former editor Andy Coulson has finally been moved to an open prison after spending two months in Belmarsh.
Thurlbeck and his former colleague Greg Miskiw were released after 37 days last month and spent all of their sentence in Belmarsh, which is the highest security category of prison designed for inmates who present the greatest risk to the public.
Thurlbeck and Coulson shared a cell with a third prisoner. Thurlbeck wrote last month: "Despite being left in a 'Category A' prison, Andy Coulson is in good spirits and is getting on well with his fellow inmates. Reports that he has been attacked are totally untrue. We have been in each others' company for between 22 to 24 hours per day and I have witnessed nothing other than the hand of friendship to both of us. We would like to put the record straight on this.”
He said today on Twitter:
I'm delighted to report Andy Coulson has now been moved to an open prison. My thoughts are with him and his family.
— Neville Thurlbeck (@nthurlbeck) September 3, 2014