Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 3 Feb

Monday 3 February 2014

Summary
The Prosecution Case Continues
Peter Jukes not in Court for morning session due Play Writing commitments
Guest Tweeters – James Doleman (JD) and Martin Hickman (MH)
Witness – Dan Evans (Former Sunday Mirror and News of the World Journalist)
Prosecution Counsel continue to question Dan Evans
Jury not required on Wednesday and Tuesday due to Underground Strike Action
Witness – DC Nicholas Oskiewicz (Operation Weeting Detective)
Counsel for Rebekah Brooks cross examines DC Oskiewicz
Peter Jukes is Back in the Office
Witness – Dan Evans returns to the stand
Prosecution Counsel have a few last questions for Dan Evans
Counsel for Andy Coulson has more cross examination for Dan Evans
Witness – DC Richard Fitzgerald (Operation Weeting Detective)
Prosecution Counsel questions DC Fitzgerald

The Prosecution Case Continues
Peter Jukes not in Court for morning session due Play Writing commitments
In my brief absence from #hackingtrial this morn @jamesdoleman and @martin_hickman have promised to pick up the slack. Follow them. I’ll RT
Guest Tweeters – James Doleman (JD) and Martin Hickman (MH)
[JD] Scheduled 10.30 start for #hackingtrial this morning
[JD] Dan Evans arrives at court pic.twitter.com/6kKx1GqEsw
[JD] We’ll be starting with the sixth day of testimony from former NotW reportet Dan Evans #hackingtrial
[MH] As @peterjukes is away, I’ll tweet more this morning from the trial. First up Dan Evans (arriving at court) pic.twitter.com/OMAcVftZZU
[JD] Some legal discussion taking place without presence of jury. #hackingtrial
[JD] Jury coming in now #hackingtrial
Witness – Dan Evans (Former Sunday Mirror and News of the World Journalist)
Prosecution Counsel continue to question Dan Evans
[MH] Legal argument ends, jury in. Dan Evans to be re-examined by Andrew Edis Qc, for prosecution.
[MH] Evans says he got direct dial no for Daniel Craig from NoW’s tracing agents ELI
[JD] Evans testifies that he got Daniel Craig‘s voicemail number from “one of the girls at ELI” #hackingtrial
[JD] Evans again states that Andy Coulson “expressed satisfaction” over his hacking abilities
[MH] Evans reads from his police statement, in which he mentions both the breakfast meeting with Andy Coulson and hacking Daniel Craig.
[JD] Evans being taken back through his witness statements by prosecution #hackingtrial
[JD] Evans told by lawyers his only chance of gaining immunity from prosecution was to have “clean hands” #hackingtrial
[JD] Evans describes police case against him as a “slam dunk” #hackingtrial
[MH] Judge asks: “Did you ever call Daniel Craig‘s number in order to speak to him?” Evans: “No”
[JD] NotW used tracing agents ELI to secure phone billing records of targets court hears. #hackingtrial
[JD] Jury asked to leave court while legal matters discussed # hackingtrial
[MH] Jury out, legal argument
[MH] On his untrue defence to Kelly Hoppen’s lawsuit, Evans says he was represented by NI’s law firm Farrers – while it was also representing NI.
[PJ] Rupert Murdoch: hall of fame or den of infamy? http://www.theweek.co.uk/us/hacking-trial/57078/rupert-murdoch-hall-fame-or-den-infamy … quotes my Daily Beatst piece @DailyBeast
[JD] Jury still out of court. #hackingtrial
[MH] We’re back.
Jury not required on Wednesday and Tuesday due to Underground Strike Action
[JD] Jury told they will probably not be required to attend court Wednesday and Thursday when tube strikes planned #hackingtrial
[MH] Judge tells jury end of prosecution case will be “even bittier than we thought”. Unlikely to sit Weds and Thu and whole of next week
[MH] Jury and judge out – looks like case will resume at 2pm
Witness – DC Nicholas Oskiewicz (Operation Weeting Detective)
Counsel for Rebekah Brooks cross examines DC Oskiewicz
[MH] Det Const Nicholas Oskiewicz returns to give evidence. Jonathan Laidlaw, for Rebekah Brooks, on his feet.
[JD] Over 500 taskings of Glenn Mulcaire during Brooks editorship of NoTW #hackingtrial
[MH] Laidlaw says more thank 50 per cent of taskings in Mulcaire’s notes during Brooks’s NoW editorship had no mobile phone number.
[JD] For those following @martin_hickman his phone battery has just died. #hackingtrial
[JD] Discussion in court about if a note says “pin” or “pink” #hackingtrial
[JD] Police officer explains he categorised a Mulcaire not as a potential hack as it says “do both mobiles” #hackingtrial
[JD] And that’s lunch #hackingtrial
[JD] Andy Coulson ‘expressed satisfaction’ with hacking abilities, Dan Evans tells #hackingtrial http://po.st/ZHHYgK
[MH] Sorry folks, iPhone battery died. Before lunch: of 500+ Mulcaire taskings during Brooks’s editorship, police agree only 12 “significant”…
[MH] ..that is between 2000 – Jan 2003 (Brooks’s editorship) only 12 Mulcaire notes showed a hack or preparation to hack, such as PIN, DDN or UVN
Peter Jukes is Back in the Office
[PJ] Back at the #hackingtrial: thanks so much to @jamesdoleman and @martin_hickman for covering in my absence. Follow them
[PJ] DC Oskiewicz is back in the witness stand being cross examined by Laidlaw, for Brooks, over the evidence of Mulcaire taskings 2000-2003
[PJ] Laidlaw is now onto the Neville Thurlbeck taskings of Mulcaire when Brooks was editor of the News of the World. DC Oskiewicz has analysed
[PJ] Laidlaw says 135 Thurlbeck taskings of Mulcaire between 01/09/03 to 13/01/00 – the period from Mulcaire’s hiring to Brooks leaving NOTW
[PJ] One of these Thurlbeck taskings was the hacking of the mobile phone of Milly Dowler in 2002
[PJ] The vast majority of what Mulcaire recorded on his notebooks for these 135 were what Laidlaw has designated ‘Category 1’
[PJ] Jury is shown a Mulcaire document for Chris Mitchell – linked to Lord Archer – which shows numbers, DOBs, addresses
[PJ] Jury shown a second Mulcaire note Ann Louise Julie nee Ramsden with age, family details, Martinique, phone numbers.
[PJ] Another Mulcaire note on Francis Ortet (connected with Royal Family), brewing companies etc – “All category one assessments,” says Laidlaw
[PJ] Another ‘Neville’ tasking for Mulcaire on ‘Sara Cox’ has car, agent, registration details, landline numbers, and management company
[PJ] Another Mulcaire note for Tracey Colley is shown – Grade 2 because it shows likelihood of blagging with NI number etc. Grade 1 lacks these.
[PJ] Another sign this is a Category 2 (i.e. with preparation or evidence for blagging) is a mention of friends and family BT numbers
[PJ] Jury is shown Mulcaire hacking note on member of East 17: “favoured calls” reference shows evidence of blagging, so category.
[PJ] Police targeted: DC Stevens and DC Goodbridge appear Mulcaire note of 13/09/12- also mentions ex wife and addresses
[PJ] Another Mulcaire note for Brian Vincent Hume shown to jury with a list of numbers of BT ‘friends and family’.
[JD] According to docs Glen Mulcaire often “blagged” friends and family lists from phone company. #hackingtrial
[JD] Court shown evidence Mulcaire investigated a young woman whose boyfriend was killed while abroad #hackingtrial
[PJ] Final sample of ‘Neville’ taskings cited by Laidlaw mentions Colin Stagg – with name and address of contact. A Grade 1
Witness – Dan Evans returns to the stand
Prosecution Counsel have a few last questions for Dan Evans
[PJ] Dan Evans is back in court briefly to be asked about a new document found last Friday – not previously made available.
[PJ] Joanna Lees, whose husband had been murdered while abroad, appears in the ‘Neville’ taskings of Mulcaire with account numbers
[PJ] Edis for the crown hands out a new document for the Dan Evans bundle.
[JD] Dan Evans recalled over document “discovered over the weekend” #hackingtrial
[PJ] Evans was asked questions about his allegation that a story about Eva Green becoming a Bond Girl from hacking Daniel Craig‘s phone.
[PJ] Evans was asked about an article on the 12/02/06 on Eva Green but he said he hadn’t written it.
[PJ] Dan Evans is shown a draft a draft article of his from the week before. Cites an producer from Eon Productions source of Bond Girl scoop
[PJ] Evans says the Eon producer is a reference to Barbara Bruccoli: “It was a message I intercepted… from Daniel Craig.”
[PJ] Evans “I remember it being a pretty informal message from Barbara Broccoli… did’t say (Eva Green) had got the part but mentioned her name”
[PJ] “It would have been a verbal smoking gun,” Evans says about directly quoting Broccoli’s voicemail message.
[JD] New document is draft of an article Evans claims came from hack of Daniel Craig voicemail. #hackingtrial
Counsel for Andy Coulson has more cross examination for Dan Evans
[PJ] Langdale, for Coulson, cross examines Dan Evans on this hack of Daniel Craig‘s phone.
[PJ] Langdale quotes Dan Evans from previous evidence “it was a message from Broccoli saying Eva Green was to be the new Bond girl.”
[PJ] “It wasn’t quite as unequivocal as that… but it was right. And I read it right, ” says Evans of Eva Green Bond Girl scoop.
[PJ] “When it was presented with the evidence… it made me think it was a follow up story, and there must have been a exclusive before:” Evans
[PJ] Langdale goes through the draft article “it’s not saying Eva Green has got the part of the Bond Girl”
[PJ] “I passed it onto my line manager and he passed it onto Mr Coulson,” says Evans.
[PJ] Langdale reads about “raven haired French beauty” Eva Green being screen tested for Casino Royale
[PJ] Langdale points out that the time Evans article suggests Thandie Newton was going to play Vespa.
[PJ] “Christ. What do you want?” says Evans. “You keep getting things wrong” says Langdale.
[PJ] “No this is the example of tabloid making mistake, top and bottom,” says Evans of article’s inaccuracies.
[JD] “How many girls are in a Bond film, what’s your point” Evans asks defence QC #hackingtrial
[PJ] “Eva Green played Vespa Lind and she was excellent in the role,” says Evans. “We don’t need a film critique, “says Saunders.
[PJ] Evans’ evidence is finally over. Edis tells the jury at #hackingtrial “now we’re going to do something exciting with dividers…”
[JD] Court now doing “something exciting with dividers” according to Andre Edis QC
Witness – DC Richard Fitzgerald (Operation Weeting Detective)
Prosecution Counsel questions DC Fitzgerald
[PJ] DC Fitzgerald from Operation Weeting, a specialist on telephone evidence, is called again as a witness by Bryant Heron for the crown.
[PJ] DC Fitzgerald was responsible for two schedules of phone evidence in the #hackingtrial
[PJ] “We were only able to obtain what was inherited from Operation Carytid,” says DC Fitzgerald of limitations on Mulcaire call data.
[PJ] DC Fitzgerald points out that mobile phone call data only has to be kept for a year, so all Weeting had was call data from05-06 Carytid op
[PJ] The 05-06 Mulcaire phone data shows an home office landline and the mobile phones held by him.
[PJ] DC Fitzgerald points out how quickly Mulcaire would change his landline numbers.
[PJ] Because of misnumbering, Mulcaire’s number was allocated to a cash machine, and he was then given a new number.
[PJ] So tiny BREAKING for phone hacking geeks: Mulcaire was never using a cashpoint landline for phone hacking
[PJ] Some billing from Mulcaire’s records was available from late 05 till the time of his arrest.
[PJ] DC Fitzgerald explains how various people’s numbers – Sienna Miller, Sven Goran Eriksson – had different forms of hacks depending on Network
[PJ] Going through the Paul McCartney timeline – DC Fitzgerald says two targets had Vodafone prepay and pay as you go and direct lines to hack
[PJ] DC Fitzgerald says the phone networks has analysed how quick it would take to hack their voicemail.
[PJ] Vodafone estimated it would take ten seconds to hack into their voicemail inbox (at the time of Mulcaire): indy engineer estimate 6 secs
[PJ] 02 network and Virgin Media both estimated 10 sescs. T-Mobile estimated 15-30 seconds to hack voicemail during Mulcaire’s time.
[PJ] Wow. Light day. Finished to 10 am tomorrow (at least with jury).
[PJ] Just to explain why I asked @jamesdoleman and @martin_hickman to cover this a.m: they’re the only other two freelancers in court.
[JD] It took just six seconds to access voicemails through hacking, court hears http://po.st/eCwQoC via #hackingtrial

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

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