Rebekah Brooks love letter: Extract read in court

As the jury in the trial of Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson learned of an affair between the pair lasting several years, they were read a portion of a love letter written by Mrs Brooks to Mr Coulson.

This is the section of the letter read to the jury:

"Finally and the least of our worries, but how do we really work this new relationship?

“There are a hundred things that have happened since Saturday night that I would normally share with you... Some important, most trivial.

“The fact is you are my very best friend. I tell you everything, I confide in you, I seek your advice, I love you, care about you, worry about you.

“We laugh and cry together... in fact without our relationship in my life, I am really not sure how I will cope.

“I'm frightened to be without you... but bearing in mind 'the rules' you will not know how I am doing and visa versa [sic].

“The thought of finding out anything about you or your life from someone else fills me with absolute dread.

“Also, you said I had to email you if anything important happened... like if I was ill? I don't understand this... we are either there for each other or not surely?

“Anyway, that really isn't where I am confused. I know what horror it means and I know why we have to stick to it.

“But for example, how does this work thing manifest itself. Do we limit contact until we absolutely have to... like leaving our execs to sort run of the mill joint stuff?

“I don't want to get this wrong. I hope that I've managed to put your mind at rest about Les... and that you two now have a better relationship.

“On KRM [Keith Rupert Murdoch], well he's not bollocking you must not brood on lack of calls. Obviously I can't discuss my worries, concerns, problems at work with you anymore... and visa versa [sic]... but I'll assume unless I hear different that we keep our professional relationship to the minimum... and avoid if possible without it being in any way awkward.

“If it is necessary or, more importantly, right that we two editors should deal with it, then we will.

“If either of us feels that we are not striking this balance then we must say..??"

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