The Sun trial
Rebekah Brooks is back in charge of Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers – but the fall-out from the hacking scandal continues.
Brooks’s news editor at the Sun, Chris Pharo, has gone on trial this month accused of making unlawful payments to a police officer. His co-accused is Jamie Pyatt, a former Sun news editor.
Martin Hickman is providing full and fair reporting of their trial at the Old Bailey in London.
Chris Pharo and Jamie Pyatt are two of the most senior journalists at the Sun, Britain’s biggest newspaper.
They deny aiding and abetting the misconduct of a Surrey police constable between 2002 and 2011.
Their trial began on Tuesday 22 September 2015 and is scheduled to last four weeks.
The trial will turn on whether payments of at least £8,800 to the un-named Surrey police officer amounted to misconduct in a public office.
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Martin Hickman will tweet news from the court-room and write news stories on the swearing in of the jury, opening statements and prosecution and defence evidence.