Andy Coulson to face re-trial

Last updated 21:49 30/06/2014

Relevant offers

Europe

Battles rage near MH17 crash site Obama dismisses Cold War fear over Russia MH17 victims' journey far from over US says Russia violated nuclear treaty US and Europe piling pressure on Russia My strange captivity in Ukraine Telegrams tried to prevent World War I Inventor unleashes huge fart at France 'Proof' Russia fired rockets into Ukraine Town's landmarks blown up

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson and former royal reporter Clive Goodman will face a retrial on charges stemming from the phone hacking case. 

Prosecutors have accused them of paying police officers to obtain royal phone directories so they could hack into the mobile phones of royal aides. 

The retrial was announced Monday at the start of a sentencing hearing for Coulson, who was convicted last week of other phone hacking charges. 

The jury in that case failed to reach a decision on two of the charges against Coulson — a former top aide to Prime Minister David Cameron — and Goodman. 

Ex-editor Rebekah Brooks and others were cleared of the hacking charges.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content