News of the World journalist Clive Goodman appeared in court this morning on charges of hacking into mobile phones.
Assistant editor (Royals) Goodman, 48, from Putney, has been
charged with one count of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages,
and eight counts of intercepting voicemail messages.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between January 1 and August 9 this year.
The case is being transferred from the City of Westminster Magistrates Court to the Old Bailey.
Goodman was released on unconditional bail until his next court appearance on 29 November.
He was arrested on 8 August following an allegation that the
mobile phone messages of aides working for the Prince of Wales had been
The offices of the News of the World in Wapping were also searched by police.
Glenn Mulcaire, 35, from Sutton, is up on the same charges as Goodman and also appeared in court today and was released on bail.