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Rebekah Brooks And Husband Appear In Court
Former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband have been granted bail after appearing in court on charges connected to phone hacking.
The ex-editor of the Sun and the News Of The World is accused of three counts of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
She sat in the glass-fronted dock at Westminster Magistrates Court alongside her husband and four of her former colleagues.
They were all charged last month over an alleged cover-up of evidence.
It has been claimed she removed boxes of material from the News International archive and tried to conceal documents, computers and other material from police.
Her husband faces one count of the same charge. The other four former employees of News International also face one count each.
They are Brooks' former personal assistant Cheryl Carter, the company's head of security Mark Hanna, security consultant Daryl Jorsling and News International chauffeur Paul Edwards.
All six confirmed their names, addresses and dates of birth in the 10-minute hearing.
They were all bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on June 22.
The husband and wife co-accused made clear after they were charged that they intend to fight the prosecution, saying: "We deplore this weak and unjust decision."
The former newspaper editor is still on police bail awaiting a decision over allegations of phone hacking and illegal payments to police and other officials.
Brooks became editor of the News Of The World in 2000 at the age of 31.
In 2003 she became the first woman editor of the Sun and in 2009 became News International chief executive.
She resigned from that post in July last year.