Cameron's ex-aid denies phone hacking

2013-06-06 13:02
Andy Coulson (File, AFP)

Andy Coulson (File, AFP)

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London - The former spokesperson of British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday denied charges relating to illegal journalism practices when he was a newspaper editor.

Andy Coulson, former editor of the now defunct News of the World tabloid, pleaded not guilty in a London court to three charges relating to phone hacking and illegal payments to public officials.

The 45-year-old is charged with one count of conspiring to intercept voicemail messages between 2000 and 2006 and two counts of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office between 2002 and 2005.

He was released on bail and will face trial at a later date.

Coulson resigned from his job at Downing Street in 2011 following allegations that he had known about phone hacking by his journalists when he edited the News of the World.

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