This morning the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that Rebekah Brooks, her husband Charlie and four others will be charged with perverting the course of justice, and will stand trial at Westminster Magistrates Court on June 13. The Crown Prosecution Service have said that they reached their decision to press charges having received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police Service on 27 March 2012 in relation to seven suspects: Rebekah Brooks; Charles Brooks; Cheryl Carter - Mrs Brooks' personal assistant; Mark Hanna - Head of Security at News International; Paul Edwards - Mrs Brooks' chauffeur who was employed by News International; Daryl Jorsling and a seventh suspect - both of whom provided security for Mrs Brooks supplied by News International. Applying the two-stage test in the code for crown prosecutors it was decided that in relation to all suspects except the seventh, there is sufficient evidence for there to be a realistic prospect of conviction. All suspects are due to answer their bail at police stations later today. CPS has confirmed that when they do so, they will be charged as follows:
All these matters relate to the ongoing police investigation into allegations of phone hacking and corruption of public officials in relation to the News of the World and The Sun newspapers.