Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 20 Nov

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Summary
The Prosecution Case Continues
Back at the Old Bailey
Witness – Frances Carmen (former News desk secretary at the NOTW)
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines Frances Carmen
Witness – Nick McCaul (formerly of the Finance department of the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel questions Nick McCaul
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines Nick McCaul
Counsel for Rebekah Brooks cross examines Nick McCaul
Witness – James Morgan (formerly of the Finance department of the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel questions James Morgan
Counsel for Stuart Kuttner cross examines James Morgan
Counsel for Andy Coulson cross examines James Morgan
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines James Morgan
Counsel for Rebekah Brooks cross examines James Morgan
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines James Morgan
Further Prosecution question to James Morgan
Witness – Barney Monahan (qualified solicitor and legal advisor to the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel questions Barney Monahan
Counsel for Rebekah Brooks cross examines Barney Monahan
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines Barney Monahan
Witness – Andrew Gadd (Investigative Researcher for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel questions Andrew Gadd
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines Andrew Gadd
Counsel for Stuart Kuttner cross examines Andrew Gadd
Written Statement – Amanda Burgess (former News Desk Secretary for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel Bryant Heron
Written Statement – James Fletcher (Chief Northern Football writer for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel Bryant Heron
Counsel for Andy Coulson cross reads from James Fletcher statement
Written Statement – Dominic Herbert (Cardiff district reporter for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel Bryant Heron
Written Statement – Paul Kennedy (Manchester reporter for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel Bryant Heron
Documentary Evidence relating to Count 1 Defendants
Giving evidence – Operation Weeting Detective DC Andrew Ryall

The Prosecution Case Continues
Back at the Old Bailey
Day 18 of the #hackingtrial at the Old Bailey.
Witness – Frances Carmen (former News desk secretary at the NOTW)
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines Frances Carmen
Day 18 of the #hackingtrial at the Old Bailey.
Frances Carmen, former newsdesk secretary, is being cross examined by Sallie Bennett-Jenkins, counsel to Ian Edmondson former news editor
Bennett-Jenkins asks Carmen about the news desk being “frantic” – a set of desks and large bank of phones.
Bennett Jenkins asks about the period 04-06 when Ian Edmondson, her client, returned to News of the World.
Carmen agrees it’s “very difficult” to remember events from then given the distance of time.
Carmen explains how it was common to record incoming calls, depending who was on the phone, or subject matter
When NOTW ran kiss and tells they’d also print a number and email address so that members of the public could contact them with stories
Carmen explains more to Edmondson’s counsel about her archiving activities: she was central point for news desk records and contracts
Carmen is asked to look at an archive record for “Ian’s Tapes”. She agrees, again, it’s very difficult to recall details of stories now
Carmen agrees most staff had A4 notebooks: Bennett Jenkins says Edmondson would note down telephone details and contacts
Frances says by the time NOTW moved to Thomas More Sq all incoming call numbers would be displayed digitally, unknown to callers
Carmen talks about the packing up of Weatherup’s desk when he was arrested in 2011. Edmondson had been suspended late 2010, sacked in Jan
Counsel for Edmondson asked who packed up his items when dismissed. Carmen said she packed up personal effects but not tapes or notebooks
Bennett Jenkins then asks about the changing news editors at NOTW: she can’t remember a change in style between Weatherup and Edmondson
Jury shown a NOTW news schedule for 2006 with a couple of dozen stories.
Carmen, former new desk secretary, on the NOTW news room: “there was a lot of shouting going on…. but not shouting a people specifically’
Carmen agrees Edmondson was a new broom at news desk, but can’t remember details about the budget or reducing freelance contributors
Jury shown email from Edmondson to Kuttner, cc Wallis and Coulson, on 19/02/05 “£2k payment to Greg’s investigation has to stop…”
Edmondson email on getting rid of Mulcaire; “I have spoken about this a million times and I don’t think I need to say any more”
BREAKING: 19/02/05 email to Kuttner, Coulson and Wallis says 2k payments to Mulcaire “has to stop… spoken about tis a million times”
Carmen can dimly remember some joke about Mr Lemon/Strawberry but does remember someone called Glenn calling in
Witness – Nick McCaul (formerly of the Finance department of the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel questions Nick McCaul
Prosecution calls Nick McCaul as the next witness: he worked in the finance department of NOTW.
Bryant Heron for the prosecution asks McCaul if he dealt with dealt with requests for payments. McCaul said he was sent emails and invoices
McCaul said claims would be for outside contributors as well as journalist expenses: he would add page numbers and picture details
Payments would be determined by how big the story was, whether it was published, and where it appeared in the paper: McCaul on NOTW payments
After desk editor approves payment, McCaul would put the details on the CPR – Contributor Payment Request system – then back to desk editor
Normally the payments then would go to managing editor, Stuart Kuttner for final approvement. Bev Stokes in that office had ‘signing rights’
Tara Kent/Nicholas was briefly deputy managing editor, preceded by Fiona Spink at Kuttner’s office: both had ‘signing rights’ for payments
James Morgan was McCaul’s colleague who controlled payments via news desk. Payments over £1k only referred after new electronic system
According to McCaul, the desk editors had a payment limit of 2k in latter years, but can’t remember before that. £1k marked up
Most the £1k plus payments signed off by NOTW managing editor, Stuart Kuttner, personally McCaul tells jury
Only payments authorised by desk editor would go up to Kuttner who according to McCaul was “very rigorous… story couldn’t go over mark up”
McCaul is shown an entry in Glenn Mulcaire’s notebooks, retrieved in 06, with his name misspelt and some phone numbers
McCaul said Mulcaire would telephone asking where his payments were in the system, but it was “seldom”
14/03/06 Mulcaire email from Edmondson references “McCall” chases up £2k “no normal contract money”. Email passed up to James Weatherup.
McCaul is asked about payments to Derek Webb, who he remembers
Jury is shown a contributors payment request 1/04/07 refers to private investigator Derek Webb and is about the story “PINKHAM AND LINEKER”
McCaul is asked whether he treated payments to Mulcaire different to those of Derek Webb: he says “no contributor was different”
McCaul says he would not know about the contracts side of Mulcaire’s various companies
McCaul’s recollection is that Mulcaire’s weekly payment was the same each week. There were some other regular payments to outside contribs
McCaul cannot remember what Derek Webb did, or what his title was.
25/011/05 email from McCaul to Goodman for £500 cash payment to an “identity protected source”. Cash wouldn’t be seen on electronic system
On cash payments for Goodman, McCaul says James Morgan would normally cover this. Cash payments authorised by Kuttner, McCaul says
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines Nick McCaul
Counsel for Edmondson and Kuttner cross examine McCaul on small details over payment system limits
Counsel for Edmondson asks McCaul if he knew Derek Webb was a private investigator: he says he knows he worked a number of shifts
McCaul says the other contributors numbered many thousands – so he wouldn’t know who they were. He can recall payments to Max Clifford
McCaul said he only dealt with Ian Edmondson when he covered for James Morgan on the news desk when he was away
Bennett Jenkins asks McCaul if he remembers Edmondson wanting to cut back ‘cash payments’ – he can’t remember that specifically
McCaul says he doesn’t know if Edmondson made many attempts to sack Mulcaire
Counsel for Rebekah Brooks cross examines Nick McCaul
Laidlaw, counsel for Brooks, cross examines McCaul on the general budget of NOTW, but he says “I was never involved in the budget”
McCaul confirms his police statement that he knew Glenn Mulcaire was a private investigator
Laidlaw asks McCaul about Derek Webb: in his witness statement he says he remembers he was a private investigator too.
Laidlaw goes through the various company names for Mulcaire and McCaul confirms he should have had same vendor number regardless
Witness – James Morgan (formerly of the Finance department of the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel questions James Morgan
Prosecution calls James Morgan: while McCaul was mainly responsible for features payments, Morgan was in charge of news desk payments
James Morgan confirms to Bryant Heron for the crown that he was a NOTW employee 1995 to 2011
Morgan says his role from 2000 was a ‘contributions assistant’ with responsibility for picture desk and news desk
Morgan was part of the managing editors department, with Stuart Kuttner as his boss. Paul Nicholas became deputy to Kuttner around 2007/8
Morgan recalls that Desk Editors could sign off £1k, everything else went up to Kuttner.
Morgan remembers Kuttner himself had a signing limit of £50,000
Morgan goes through difference between cash and BACS payments to contributors: 3 printouts of cash payments – reporter, managing ed, desk ed
Mulcaire notebook entry has James Morgan’s name but no phone numbers.
Jury is shown another Mulcaire entry on James Morgan mentioning newsdesk and “£2019…. missing”
James Morgan cannot recall speaking to Glenn Mulcaire.
Morgan does remember inputting Mulcaire’s payments. He set reminders for every Tuesday for weekly payments.
Morgan does remember putting in requests for extra sums for Mulcaire beyond the weekly payments, signed off by news desk or managing editor
Morgan clarifies that because sums over thousand pounds would need signatures from both news desk and managing editor
Morgan says Kuttner, Nicholas or Stokes would sign off these contributions from managing editors department
Morgan confirms that he would prompt each weekly payment, “until told differently” Miskiw told him to set up the account first
Morgan says the name Glenn Mulcaire “does ring a bell” but at time “don’t seem to recall the name being used a lot… more company names”
Morgan asked what happened when Miskiw went to Manchester: “Neville… Clive…. whoever it was at the time… I’d get a signature”
Morgan asked about time when Edmondson took over as News desk editor “I imagine the same procedure… signed off at desk level… then up”
Jury is show a cash request for 11/04/06 £700 cash HARRY/ALEXANDER/FGOODMAN TXT” with James Morgan’s validation and commmision
Cash payment for MIDDLETON FOR 12.04.06 mentions contributor Hall and Goodman and signed off by Morgan
Jury shown Morgan email to Kuttner on 25/02/05 says Ian Edmondson trying to stop weekly payments to Nine Consultancy
A contributors request form from 17/04/07 has the Derek Webb entry covering “Pinkham and Lineker”: Morgan confirms Webb regularly paid
Email from Clive Goodman 15/11/05 to Kuttner, Morgan, Stokes requesting £500 for ‘Mr Alexander’ for research on NBA number…
Morgan says the cash payment for Mr Alexander was on a separate accounts from the news desk – signed off by Clive, then up to Kuttner
Morgan says Kuttner was “very good at his job…. quite strict” End of prosecution questions
Counsel for Stuart Kuttner cross examines James Morgan
Caplan, counsel for Kuttner, cross examines Morgan: confirms Kuttner tried “to do things by the book” and his various deputies
Morgan’s written statement explains how some sources would not want “News International” cheques or transfers to show up in their statements
Counsel for Andy Coulson cross examines James Morgan
Langdale counsel for Coulson cross examines Morgan about his history: he started as a messenger in 1995, through accounts to manager in 2008
Langdale asks Morgan about his written statement on a ‘dip sample’ of ten confidential cash payment requests shown to him by police
Jury is shown a cash payment 03/06/05 of £1k to ‘Anderson’ via Clive Goodman. Morgan agrees he paid a significant number of Goodman payments
Morgan says Goodman payments were in line with other reporters.
Justice Saunders reminds the jury Farish and Anderson names relate to payments to Royal Protection officers for Royal Household directory
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines James Morgan
Bennett Jenkins asks Morgan about his relationship with Edmondson when he returned as ‘associate editor’ rather than news editor
Morgan confirms Edmondson was younger than predecessors: “Hard working, tough, bright.” Morgan agrees he was lower in the pyramid
Morgan tells counsel for Edmondson that he “presumed Glenn was Greg’s man” because Miskiw set up Mulcaire contract, but not widely known
Morgan confirms that Edmondson was very good at his budget, and was keen to reduce cash payments on his arrival at NOTW
The jury is shown again Morgan’s request to Kuttner to stop paying Mulcaire on 25th Feb 05, soon after Edmondson returned to NOTW
Morgan confirms that he had to inform Kuttner about cessation of Mulcaire’s payment.
Morgan says he ‘doesn’t know’ whether Edmondson was talking about getting rid of Mulcaire, denies he went over Edmondson’s head.
Bennett Jenkins points out that payments to Mulcaire continued regardless. The acting news editor was James Weatherup
Back cash payments by Goodman to ‘Alexander’ (Mulcaire) on 13/11/05 – it came from managing editor’s budget and did not concern Edmondson
Morgan can remember Edmondson splitting up payments into three amounts instead of a single weekly 2k payment
Counsel for Edmondson goes back to NI generated list of Mulcaire payments – Edmondson name appears on very few of the payments
When Edmondson was NOTW news desk editor most payments authorised by Weatherup: Edmondson six or out of three dozen
Counsel for Rebekah Brooks cross examines James Morgan
Laidlaw, counsel for Brooks, cross examines James Morgan, contributor accounts manager.
“It was not my place to ask why we should pay anyone,” James Morgan in his written statement about Mulcaire payments, read out by Laidlaw
Morgan confirms to Laidlaw that Mulcaire was widely known as “Greg’s Man” (Miskiw) though this is slightly at odds with previously testimony
Morgan says contributor name could be changed by a reporter, but unique contributor number could only be changed by finance
Morgan can’t remember associating the different company names with Mulcaire.
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines James Morgan
Bennett Jenkins for Edmondson asks about Weatherup approved to Mulcaire in May 2006 called “Prescott Assist’
25/06/06 entry called ‘Mills Assist’ authorised by Weatherup. Caplan for Kuttner asks if small individual payments would got to Managing Ed
Morgan answers Bryant Heron on the ‘grouping’ of payments to Mulcaire – compounded entries would go to news desk he says.
Jury shown email to Morgan from Miskiw in Sept 27 01 marked ‘Sensitive’ provides Euro Research and Information Services address details
Break till 2pm
Lady Justice looking very shiny this chilly lunchtime pic.twitter.com/xL9IEDkKjl
Here she is again – a bit scary with blindfold and sword #hackingtrial pic.twitter.com/xtLtT7uOLX
Further Prosecution question to James Morgan
Back with witness James Morgan, former contributions account manager for NOTW news desk – being questioned by Bryant Heron for the crown
The Jury are being directed to a finance spreadsheet for Sept 9 2001 when regular payments began to Mulcaire for £1769 per week
Morgan says the authorisation for this came from managing editor Stuart Kutner. Crown now turns to Morgan’s second police statement
In Morgan’s second statement he was shown SAP payments to Mulcaire’s account and the code changed 3oo3 to 3oo1 under Kuttner’s instruction
Morgan did not understand why the Mulcaire billing code was changed sporadically from newsdesk to editorial
Witness – Barney Monahan (qualified solicitor and legal advisor to the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel questions Barney Monahan
Bryant Heron for the prosecution calls Barney Monahan as a witness.
CORRECTION: my pictures of justice statue from Old Bailey incorrectly tagged. She wears no blindfold
Barney Monahan is a qualified solicitor who worked for NOTW as a legal advisor 2003-2010
Monahan was a freelancer working at News International working as a ‘night lawyer’ checking for libel and privacy issues in the NOTW
Monahan says when he started in 2002 there were three in house lawyers: Tom Crone, Daniel Taylor and Tim Ross
Monahan explains the HERMES system of publishing, with in a ‘leg-in’ box with copy which he would mark and send it to ‘leg-out’ back to subs
In the evening, Monahan would sit on the news desk looking at the mock up of the NOTW
Monahan says in early parts of the week he’d get calls from reporters asking for advice, but towards end of week he’d look at pages
Monahan says there is no written record of his advice on the friday evening newsfloor duties. He’d watch chief sub editor make changes
Monahan would check the source would ‘back up’ potentially libellous stories. He says he would deal, as a freelancer, with less contentious
Counsel for Rebekah Brooks cross examines Barney Monahan
Monahan is cross examined by Laidlaw for Rebekah Brooks on his written statement from last September.
Laidlaw reads out last two paras about Monahan’s methodology: he would question journalists on their sources, without asking identities
“Journalists become very secretive and defensive about their sources,” said Monahan, NOTW night lawyer, in written statement #hackingtrial
Laidlaw asks Monahan to confirm why journalists are so protective of their sources – for their careers, and source safety
Monahan is now cross examined by Langdale for Coulson, over his views of Tom Crone.
Monahan confirms Crone was “the best in the business” and would “operate within PCC guidelines”
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines Barney Monahan
Bennett Jenkins for Edmondson asks Monahan about the serious consequences of getting something wrong.
“The importance of the lawyer cannot be overstated,” says Bennett Jenkins. “Coming from a lawyer….” jokes Justice Saunders #hackingtrial
Witness – Andrew Gadd (Investigative Researcher for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel questions Andrew Gadd
Crown calls Andrew Gadd as next prosecution witness. He worked for NOTW as a ‘investigative researcher’ find addresses, business details etc
Gadd worked for NOTW from November 04 to September 2010. He met Mulcaire while working at same agency in 1990s. He did tracing work
Gadd describes his job as ‘tracing work’ – finding out where people lived. He worked for Ian Edmondson at NOTW once or twice a week or month
Gadd says he had no contract for NOTW. He worked as a freelance for Edmondson.
Gadd says he would invoice NOTW with details of target. Initially paid by cheque and latterly by BACS (electronically)
Gadd’s submitted 219 invoices from 09/11/04 to 08/09/07 to a value of £218k. For 22/07/08 to 27/09/10 131 invoice to a value of £126k
Gadd said he worked exclusivley with Edmondson he was still at Sunday People, and came over with him to NOTW
Gadd says Edmondson would usually email him with info, but they would also talk on phone
Private Investigator Gadd said he met Edmondson only three times, the last time in 2009 at lunch concerned work had dwindled a bit
Gadd had read about phone hacking, and asked Edmondson about it; Edmondson said it “was historic… and was worried about Clive Goodman
Counsel for Ian Edmondson cross examines Andrew Gadd
Bennett Jenkins counsel for Edmondon cross examines. Gadd says he liked Edmondson was a ‘straightforward family man’
Bennett Jenkins asks about the last meeting in 2009: Gadd knew Goodman had been arrested. Edmondson was concerned for him.
Gadd thinks his work diminished because NOTW researchers thought “I could do this work myself” – a lot of sources online now
Sources for Gadd’s trace work include electoral register, directory inquiries, land registry to help track neighbours, companies house
Other sources official receivers, post delivery services, local shops, local desk sergeant “Anyone really who can help you,” says PI Gadd
Online services Gadd used http://192.com , Equifax, a plethora of open source materials. Google, MySpace and Facebook for pictures.
“The internet is vast and I’ve found things on there you wouldn’t believe,” says Gadd, an investigator for NOTW who traced people
Bennett Jones asks about an Edmondson to Gadd email asking for a finances on “Andy Gray” – he said “check his outgoing phone messages.”
Gadd says he never heard the word “blagging’ until the police asked him about it.
Gadd was asked to do traces on Tracey Temple and Kerry Katona by Edmondson. He’d reply by email
Counsel for Stuart Kuttner cross examines Andrew Gadd
Gadd is cross examined by Caplan, counsel for Kuttner. Gadd classifies himself as “an investigative researcher” not a private investigator
From their address, Gadd says, you can come up who they live with, phone number, possible company directorships.
Gadd confirms he did trace work for other companies than newspapers – financial institutions, legal inquiries.
Caplan reexamines Gadd’s invoices for ‘work done’ for NOTW – he worked on average of about 2 days work, possibly less, a week.
Gadd earned about £345k over six years, gross. Gadd says the net was about £39k a year. Caplan says gross £70k
For an average of two days work a week for NOTW, Gadd was earning in excess of a thousand pounds a week over six years
Gadd says the paper paid more generously than other clients because he was able to work longer, and Edmondson never challenged the costs
Gadd says he doesn’t believe NOTW ever queried the bill. He cannot remember ever being put onto a fixed weekly contract.
Gadd said he didn’t want an exclusive contract because he had other clients, not in newspapers
Gadd is asked by the two Information Commissioners reports in 2006 – he can’t remember anything about it
Saunders asks what Edmondson’s requested. Gadd would double check names and get more than partial information, and keep confidential
Gadd would discover who the targets were co-habiting with. He was never asked for mobile number, but he would supply them regardless
Gadd said basic information would be address and phone number – sometimes price of a house, who they’re with.
Written Statement – Amanda Burgess (former News Desk Secretary for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel Bryant Heron
Bryant Heron for the crown has a written statement from Amanda Burgess: she was at NOTW 1993 till Sept 2003 Marunchak’s news desk secretary
Burgess was then promoted to executive secretary, instructed to liaise with PCC.
Burgess worked with Marunchak and Miskiw: in 2003 investigations unit was set up by Miskiw with Thurlbeck, Arnold and Miskiw’s girlfriend
Burgess says Paul McMullan was drafted in. There was a great deal of secrecy at NOTW, says Burgess. People would go on the roof to smoke
When the investigations unit was closed, Burgess went onto to assist Goodman and Kirby and political team, aswell as Maruncak and Miskiw
Burgess had nothing to do with payments, but in Kuttner’s absence payments would go up to editor if they were large.
Written Statement – James Fletcher (Chief Northern Football writer for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel Bryant Heron
Statement of James Fletcher, who joined NOTW in 2002 as Chief Northern Football writer. Expected to work Tuesday to Saturday.
Fletcher says his stories invariably involved Manchester United, he’s still in contact with his trusted sources. He didn’t want them exposed
This source protection would often come in conflict with other journalists, says Fletcher in a written statement. They would want names
Fletcher says he would support his stories with accurate contemporaneous account, including recordings of phone conversations
Counsel for Andy Coulson cross reads from James Fletcher statement
Langdale, counsel for Coulson, wants to read out a section of Fletcher’s statement
Fletcher says he first became of phone hacking prior to joining NOTW. He has never done it himself, or seen his colleagues do it
Written Statement – Dominic Herbert (Cardiff district reporter for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel Bryant Heron
Statement of Dominic Herbert: worked for NOTW as district reporter in Cardiff, and moved to London in 2009.
From his Cardiff desk, Herbert reported on various local matters, self generating more work than in London.
Herbert says contact with news desk depended on stories. As he got better stories, he was in higher contact with editors
If anyone asked Herbert for payment, he was the middle man who would pass them onto the news desk, or they would suggest payments
Herbert says his contact with legal team was in conjunction with news desk. He often checked he wasn’t breach PCC code on privacy
Herbert says he only learned about phone hacking from the subsequent news stories and civil actions.
Herbert says ‘door knocks’ were more sensitive, and he’d often get advice from news desk because people were apt to complain
Written Statement – Paul Kennedy (Manchester reporter for the NOTW)
Prosecution Counsel Bryant Heron
Statement of Paul Kennedy NOTW reporter from Manchester. Now in Cayman Islands. He worked for Liverpool Echo and Post in senior roles
Kennedy worked in NOTW Manchester Office from 2004 to 2005 – Greg Miskiw was his boss. Kennedy was hardly ever in office.
Kennedy also received instructions from Weatherup, Edmondson and Rigby. Most his stories came from ‘ring-ups’ about ‘kiss and tells’
Kennedy says idea NOTW was “a pack of lies… couldn’t be further from the truth.” He’d shadow celebrities, knock on doors
“The writing the story took the least amount of time, running around standing it up took up most the time,” Kennedy on his NOTW work
Kennedy says “it’s astonishing how people will lie to you to get payment….”
Kennedy says Miskiw “was a very private person and very secretive… I knew he had a source by the name of Glenn. Met him once”
Kennedy: “It was widely known that Glenn was providing Greg with very good info… I can’t say more than this. He was v secretive”
Written statement of Tara Kent, who worked for NI May 1997 till October 2004, starting on Times picture desk, transferring to Dublin
Tara Kent was offered assistant manager editor job by Kuttner. She started work in March 2004, but left on redundancy in October 2004
Kent dealt with expenses, accounts, tax, and payments to sources via a green slip she’d deal with on Tuesdays. Cross referenced with paper
Kent says cash payments were also made by green slips. Kuttner would want to know about any payment over a few pounds, and check with paper
If Kuttner did not find story in marked up copy, he would challenge the journalist. If detail was scant, he’d want more information
“He would not give them such a hard time,” says Kent if the journalist had worked at NOTW for a long day
“There was a proof reading day,” says Kent: “There was not much going on in the paper that Stuart wouldn’t know about.”
Kent says she knew nothing about phone hacking and was shocked to read about Clive Goodman as “he was a nice guy”
Bryant Heron says this finishes the section with News International employees, and is now going to a new area.
A five minute break while the prosecution gets a document bundle in order
Documentary Evidence relating to Count 1 Defendants
Giving evidence – Operation Weeting Detective DC Andrew Ryall
Bryant Heron for the prosecution lays out a file of written evidence before the jury
The bundle has a section for each of the defendants of count one – conspiracy to phone hack.
The exhibits are indexed by defendant, date, source of information and a legal number
Bryant Heron calls DC Andrew Ryall from Operation Weeting to verify the written evidence.
DC Ryall is the ‘case officer’ on the Edmondson investigation. There is a chronological bundle of documents here.
The first Edmondson page is the Morgan to Kuttner email about Edmondson about stopping payment to Mulcaire
Over the page 11/10/05 is another email from Coulson announcing Edmondson’s promotion to news editor, and Weatherup going to associate
The next email “Can you have a look at this please’ 22/11/05 from Edmondson to P Williams (Mulcaire)
Text of Edmondson email relates to Matt Healey and Emily Simons from Emmerdale Farm suggesting ‘meetings’ giving personal details
Handwritten on email is mobile, voice mailbox for Emily Simons – with PIN number: document comes from News International MSC committee
Email from Mulcaire to Edmondson subject ‘contract’ “awaiting renewal to 22/11/07′ Edmondson confirms renewal “happy now, grumpy?”
Another email 10/03/06 from Goodman to Edmondson “anything from police? Apols… thought you were spinning some dark arts on this”
Goodman to Edmondson 11/03/06 “the story comes from William himself” Edmondson “I think I understand…”
Email provided by MSC from Mulcaire to Edmondson subject ‘money’ 14/03/06 saying “I’m a week behind” forwarded to Weatherup
Another MSC provided message from Mulcaire to Edmondson 26/04/06 titled OVERLOAD. Message NO MORE PLS….
Email from Bethany Usher to Edmondson 06/07/06 with the transcription “Abigail left on Ben Lunt’s phone from Marbella on Sunday” not hacked
But following day Mulcaire note on “Abigail Clancy’ has mobile number with a B in a circle, meaning Ben’s voicemail
27 Jan 11 confirmation of termination of employment letter from NI dismissal for “complicity in illegal interception of voicemail” at NOTW
Dismissal letter from Bill Akass says Edmondson has to return mobile phone and iPad
Bryant Heron cross refers Mulcaire notes of Dennis Rice and Sebastian Hamilton with hacking details and internet address and log in for MOS
Break till 10 am tomorrow
CORRECTION: This date for renewal of Mulcaire’s contract should read Feb 07

Note: All the defendants deny all the charges. The trial continues.

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