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Coulson 'agreed payments that led to royal phone hacking'

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson agreed to payments that led to three phones in the royal household being hacked, the Old Bailey has heard.

Giving evidence, former royal editor Clive Goodman said Mr Coulson was aware private investigator Glenn Mulcaire had offered to "monitor" the phones.

Mr Coulson agreed to extra payments of £500 a week to Mulcaire, he said.

Both Mr Goodman and Mr Coulson deny conspiring to commit misconduct in public office.

Mr Coulson also denies conspiracy to hack phones.

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 18 Mar 2014
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