Coulson, Brooks and six others face hacking trial

Eight out of 13 former individuals arrested by police in relation to phone-hacking are to face trial – the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.

They are former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson; former managing editor for the paper Stuart Kuttner; private investigator Glenn Mulcaire; former newsdesk journalists on the paper Greg Miskew, Ian Edmondson and James Weatherup and former chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck.

All, with the exception of Mulcaire, will charged with conspiring to intercept communications without lawful authority, from 3 October 2000 to 9 August 2006.

The CPS said: "The communications in question are the voicemail messages of well-known people and/or those associated with them. There is a schedule containing the names of over 600 people whom the prosecution will say are the victims of this offence."

The CPS outlined the following additional charges:

Rebekah Brooks

Tthe first relates to the voicemails of the late Milly Dowler the second to the voicemails of Andrew Gilchrist

Andy Coulson

Four additional charges, relating to the following victims:Milly Dowler, the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, the Rt Hon Charles Clarke and Calum Best

Stuart Kuttner

Two additional charges, relating to: Milly Dowler and the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP

Greg Miskiw

Nine further charges, relating to the following victims or groups of victims: Milly Dowler, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Abigail Titmuss and John Leslie, Andrew Gilchrist, The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Delia Smith, the Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Sienna Miller, and Wayne Rooney

Ian Edmondson

Eleven charges, relating to the following victims or groups of victims: the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, the Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Sienna Miller, Mark Oaten, Wayne Rooney, Calum Best, the Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP and David Mills,the Rt Hon Lord Prescott, Professor John Tulloch, Lord Frederick Windsor, Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

Neville Thurlbeck

A further seven charges in relation to the following victims or groups of victims:, Milly Dowler, Sven-Goran Eriksson, the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, the Rt Hon Charles Clarke, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Mark Oaten, the Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP and David Mills.

James Weatherup

A further seven charges in relation to the following victims or groups of victims: the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, the Rt Hon Charles, Clarke, Jude Law, Sadie Frost and Sienna Miller, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Wayne Rooney, the Rt Hon Lord Prescott, Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills

For "legal reasons" Mulcaire does not face the first of these charges, however he will face four charges relating to Milly Dowler, Andrew Gilchrist, Delia Smith and the Rt Hon Charles Clarke.

Three suspects, who have not been named, have been told they face no further action because there is insufficient evidence. A decision on two other suspects has been deferred for the present on the request of the police.

The CPS said: "It's very important that nothing is said or reported that could prejudice a fair trial."

Individuals arrested by Weeting who are not among those told they are facing charges today include: former News of the World royal reporter Clive Goodman, former freelance journalist for the paper Terenia Taras, deputy editor Neil Wallis, reporters Ross Hall and Dan Evans and deputy football editor of The Times Raoul Simons.

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