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Rebekah Brooks cleared af all charges in phone hacking trial

Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson leaves the Old Bailey on June 24, 2014 in London, England. Former government Director of Communications and News of The World editor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones after an eight month trial at the Old Bailey. Rebekah Brooks, former editor and News International Chief Executive has been found not guilty of all charges against her. The charges of phone hacking were brought by numerous celebrities and members of the public against the media company and forced the closure of the News of the World newspaper.  (Rob Stothard, Getty Images)
Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson leaves the Old Bailey on June 24, 2014 in London, England. Former government Director of Communications and News of The World editor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiracy to hack phones after an eight month trial at the Old Bailey. Rebekah Brooks, former editor and News International Chief Executive has been found not guilty of all charges against her. The charges of phone hacking were brought by numerous celebrities and members of the public against the media company and forced the closure of the News of the World newspaper. (Rob Stothard, Getty Images)
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Updated: 6/24 3:22 pm

Former newspaper boss Rebekah Brooks has been sensationally cleared of all charges relating to the high-profile phone-hacking trial in London.

The ex-News International chief executive, and former editor of Britain's The Sun and News of the World newspapers, was found not guilty of four charges -- including conspiracy to intercept communications, perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.

Meanwhile, Andy Coulson, another former editor of now-defunct tabloid News of the World, was found guilty on a charge of conspiracy to intercept communications.

Brooks' husband Charlie Brooks was found not guilty of perverting the course of justice, while her personal assistant Cheryl Carter was also cleared of the same charge.

News International's former head of security Mark Hanna was cleared of concealing computers, while the News of the World's former managing editor Stuart Kuttner was found not guilty of conspiracy to intercept communications.

The jury is still deliberating two further charges against Coulson and another against the News of the World's former royal editor Clive Goodman.

Stars including Hugh Grant, Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Steve Coogan were among the high-profile victims of the News of the World's hacking scandal. The publication was closed by Rupert Murdoch in 2011.

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