As it happened: Rebekah Brooks at Leveson Inquiry

Key points

  • Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has appeared at the Leveson Inquiry into press practices, where she disputed suggestions newspaper editors wielded too much power.
  • Asked about contacts with politicians, she said she had received a commiseration message from David Cameron when she resigned from News International amid the phone-hacking scandal.
  • Among emails given to the inquiry was one apparently suggesting Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt sought "private advice" from News Corporation over phone hacking, which the minister has since denied.

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Reporting:

  • Stephen Robb 
  • Martin Tooth 

Last updated 11 May 2012

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