David Cameron (left) and Andy Coulson (right)
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Coulson phone hacking verdict: PM makes 'very rare apology'

24 June 2014 Last updated at 15:31 BST

Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised for employing Andy Coulson as his director of communications.

"I am extremely sorry I employed him. It was the wrong decision," he said.

He spoke after the ex-News of the World editor was found guilty at the Old Bailey of conspiring to hack phones between 2000 and 2006.

The BBC's Norman Smith said such a personal apology from the prime minister was "very rare".