Hacking trial over: Jury unable to reach verdict on claim Coulson and Goodman paid police for royal phone books

The hacking trial jury has said it cannot reach a verdict on the final two charges against Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman.

This means that the jury will be discharged and a decision is expected on Monday as to whether there should be a re-trial.

Coulson has already been convicted of conspiracy to hack phones.

It was alleged that Coulson and former royal editor of the News of the World Clive Goodman conspired to commit misconduct in a public office between August 2002 and January 2003 and between 31 January and 3 June 2005. Specifically, it was alleged that the paid police officers for royal telephone directories.

The hacking trial judge considered halting proceedings today following criticism by former Number 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson's lawyer of the Prime Minister's "ill-advised and premature intervention" in case, it can now be reported.

The charges at  a glance:

Conspiracy to hack phones:

Rebekah Brooks – not guilty

Andy Coulson – guilty

Stuart Kuttner – not guilty

Ian Edmondson – medically unfit, will be tried at later date

James Weatherup – pleaded guilty

Neville Thurlbeck – pleaded guilty

Glenn Mulcaire – pleaded guilty

Dan Evans – pleaded guilty

Conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office (payments to public officials):

Rebekah Brooks – not guilty

Andy Coulson – jury unable to reach a verdict

Clive Goodman – jury unable to reach a verdict

Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice (removal of seven boxes from News International Archive):

Rebekah Brooks – not guilty

Cheryl Carter – not guilty

Conspiracy to pervert the course of justice (concealing computers and documents from police):

Charlie Brooks – not guilty

Rebekah Brooks – not guilty

Mark Hanna – not guilty

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