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Phone hacking: Ex-News of the World journalist Dan Evans in court

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Image caption Dan Evans will appear next at the Old Bailey on 10 September

A former News of the World and Sunday Mirror journalist has appeared in court charged with conspiring to hack phones.

Dan Evans appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court also facing charges of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and perverting the course of justice.

The charges are part of the Met Police probes into phone hacking and claims of illegal payments to public officials.

Mr Evans, 37, will appear next at the Old Bailey on 10 September.

On Wednesday he was given conditional bail.

Mr Evans, of Kilburn, north-west London, is accused of:

  • Conspiring to intercept the voicemails of "well-known people and those associated with them" between 28 February 2003 and 1 January 2005
  • A second phone hacking charge between 30 April 2004 and 1 June 2010
  • Conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office between 1 January 2008 and 1 June 2010
  • Committing an act "which had a tendency to pervert the course of justice" - making a false witness statement at the High Court between 21 June 2009 and 30 April 2010

Mr Evans left the Sunday Mirror at the end of 2004, before joining the News of the World.

He was first arrested in August 2011.