CCTV shows Charlie Brooks disappear with laptop and jiffy bag in Chelsea Harbour car park - Press Gazette

CCTV shows Charlie Brooks disappear with laptop and jiffy bag in Chelsea Harbour car park

CCTV film was shown to the hacking trial today to illustrate the alleged plot to hide evidence from police on the day of Rebekah Brooks's arrest.
The images centre on the underground car park at the London flat the former Sun editor shared with her husband Charles Brooks in Chelsea Harbour.
While Brooks was in custody at Lewisham Police Station on 17 July, 2011, the CCTV showed a series of comings and goings with property dropped off and picked up.
The Old Bailey trial also heard about a flurry of phone calls and texts between Charles Brooks, News International head of security Mark Hanna and members of Brooks' security team ahead of a police search of the flat.
Just after 12 noon, racehorse trainer Brooks was captured on CCTV taking a jiffy bag and laptop into an underground car park.
He disappears behind a column and comes back into view empty-handed less than a minute later.
Hanna later arrives at the car park in a black Range Rover. He picks up the laptop and bag and leaves in a blue car driven by another security worker.
Police search the flat later the same afternoon and seven police officers accompanied by Brooks' solicitor are seen on CCTV leaving with large boxes at 5.04pm.
Meanwhile, police also searched Brooks' Oxford address, the court heard.
Later that evening, Hanna texts security guard Daryl Jorsling: "Del, have a plan. Can you call please, Mark."
An hour later, Jorsling arrives at the car park, removes a black bag from the boot and moves towards the bin area, returning empty handed.
A man is then seen collecting pizza boxes and Jorsling leaves in a black Golf.
Jorsling then contacts his colleague Daniel Johnson. Referring to the 1968 film Where Eagles Dare, he texts: "Calling Danny Boy – pizza delivered and the chicken is in the pot."
Johnson replies: "Ha, f****** amateurs. We should have done a DLB (dead letter box) or brush contact on the riverside. Log the hours as pizza delivery."
Rebekah Brooks leaves the police station and is seen arriving at the flat at 12.30am on 18 July, met by her husband.
It was later that morning that a cleaner collecting the large green bins in the car park finds "various pieces of property", the jury heard.
That afternoon, Charles Brooks, Brooks' driver, Paul Edwards, and Jorsling go back to the car park and appear to search the bin area before heading off to the building's office empty-handed.
That evening, police were handed a brown briefcase and black laptop bag which had been found behind the bins, the court was told.
Charles Brooks, 50, with his wife, 45, of Churchill, Oxfordshire, and head of security Hanna, 50, of Glynswood Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, deny conspiracy to pervert the course of justice between July 5 and 19 2011.
All seven defendants in the trial, including Cheryl Carter, Mark Hanna, Stuart Kuttner, Andrew Coulson and Clive Goodman deny all the charges.



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