Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 7 Apr

Monday 7 April 2014

Summary
Mr Justice Saunders explains order of Defendants
Clive Goodman still not well
Defence Witnesses for Mark Hanna
Witness for Hanna – John Stonewick (Father in Law)
The Prosecution cross-examine John Stonewick
Witness for Hanna – Will Smith (Excellence Analyst for Pizza Hut)
The Prosecution cross-examine Will Smith
The Defence of Charlie Brooks continues with Defence Witnesses
Witness for Charlie Brooks – Mark Prescott (Race Horse Trainer)
Witness for Charlie Brooks – Sir Thomas Lacey (Racehorse Owner)
Witness Statement for Charlie Brooks – Kevin Perry (Daily Telegraph)
Witness for Charlie Brooks – Jo Russell (Former PA)
Witness for Charlie Brooks – Sarah Bradstock (Friend)
Charlie Brooks and Fairy Liquid

Mr Justice Saunders explains order of Defendants
Clive Goodman still not well
Back at the #hackingtrial for week 21 – Justice Saunders explains Goodman is still not well enough to attend. A new consultant appointed
The consultant will update the court this afternoon. Mr Kuttner will begin tomorrow. Meanwhile some defence witnesses for Hanna appear today
Defence Witnesses for Mark Hanna
Witness for Hanna – John Stonewick (Father in Law)
John Stonewick, the father in law of Mark Hanna, appears in the witness box. William Clegg QC quizzes him on the weekend of 16/07/11
Stonewick was present at Hanna’s house that Sunday 17/07/11 when Hanna returned with his nephew by marriage, Lee Sandell
Stonewick recalls Mark Hanna returning – he saw them leaving in Charlie Brooks‘ black Range Rover
Stonewick recalls Hanna returning around 10 am that morning to the family home in Buckingham: both Hanna and Sandell stayed for 30-40 mins
Hanna and Sandwell had coffee, and “possibly some toast” says Stonewick of that Sunday morning: they brought nothing into the house.
Stonewick says he saw the Range Rover go past the window as Hanna and Sandell left.
Stonewick says Hanna took his work very seriously, and had lots of emails coming in on the computer.
The Prosecution cross-examine John Stonewick
Edis for the crown cross examines Stonewick. Hanna’s father in law says this was the first time he was introduced to Lee Sandell
Stonewick says his daughter Tricia let her husband Mark Hanna in: he did not see him directly enter.
Witness for Hanna – Will Smith (Excellence Analyst for Pizza Hut)
William Clegg QC, counsel for Mark Hanna, now calls Will Smith as a witness for the defence (Common name – not that Will Smith!)
William Albert Charles Smith is an restaurant excellence analyst for Pizza Hut.
Will Smith, from Pizza Hut, is handed a blue folder from Hanna’s defence bundle.
Will Smith talks to a “guest chit” order from a customer: he identifies the purchase of a Pizza from 17/07/11 ordered 19.36
The Pizza Hut expert explains that the chit ends when the pizza has been paid for. It was from a store that didn’t deliver.
The location of the Pizza Hut was in Fulham: 7523 is the unique reference number for the Fulham Pizza Hut
Will Smith explains that the order went through to the kitchen at 19.38: the order was for £9.99 any Pizza, with a piri piri stuffed crust
The order was for a half and half Pizza with Pepperoni Piste and Barbecued Steak: “A very complicated business” notices Justice Saunders
The Pizza was paid for at 20.05 with a Visa – though that could be any credit card says Will Smith.
The Pizza Hut point of sale terminal gives a time stamp from central servers using Network Time Protocol on GMT, the jury are told.
Clegg explains that Pizza Hut were approached by Hanna’s solicitors about Pizza’s collected from the Fulham Road Branch on the 17/07/11
Clegg takes Will Smith from Pizza Hut through six pages of orders for Fulham which has no sit down point, only collection or delivery.
Will Smith talks to an order for a Small Italian Pizza for £8.99 – adjusted to large with a portion of Garlic bread for £1 more 21.06
This Pizza was paid for immediately by one person in cash.
Clegg shows a photo taken from the underground car park of an anonymised person carrying Pizza Hut boxes
“Looking at the picture” of CCTV from Chelsea Harbour Will Smith says the boxes accord to a large Italian and garlic bread.
To all those queries: No this Pizza evidence is genuine from the #hackingtrial and not a week late April Fool
Clegg for Hanna explains the Pizza was cooked at 21.17 on the 17/07/11
Will Smith from Pizza Hut explains a map of the Pizza Hut delivery outlets from West London
Will Smith explains that Pizza Hut use a different type of box for takeawy: he positively identifies one of the boxes in photo evidence
Clegg explains that there might be some problems with timing of orders since there was a break with the servers from Pizza Hut to BT
“There was nothing faulty on that day” says Will Smith of Pizza Hut delivery times.
The Prosecution cross-examine Will Smith
Edis for the Crown cross examines Pizza Hut executive: he confirms you can have pizzas delivered to your home address from this outlet
Will Smith explains he’s only extracted the orders which were collected:
“He’s gone in an ordered a small pizza and then changed his mind for a bigger one and garlic bread” asks Edis. Will Smith confirms.
“It’s actually only one pizza because the base and topping are listed separately” establishes Andrew Edis QC for the Crown at #hackingtrial
Edis establishes that this information brought by Will Smith was from a request from Hanna’s lawyers. Edis wants “everything in your system”
Through his cross examination, Anthony Edis establishes it took 10 mins to prepare Pizza. Saunders says “It will never be the same for me”
Justice Saunders explains to the jury that, because of Goodman’s illness and Kuttner’s start tomorrow, that’s all for today. Back tomorrow
The Defence of Charlie Brooks continues with Defence Witnesses
Witness for Charlie Brooks – Mark Prescott (Race Horse Trainer)
Neil Saunders says he has some character witnesses for Charlie Brooks. So the jury stay.
Mark Prescott writes a letter in support of Charles Brooks: he’s a race horse trainer from Newmarket – the oldest serving trainer in area
Prescott has known Charlie Brooks for 25 years, ever since he was a highly confident amateur jockey, and then successful trainer.
Prescott lists Charlie Brooks racing successes, and the references his work as a columnist and novelist.
Prescott says Charlie Brooks kept in touch “albeit infrequently” because they share the same birthday.
“Charles is a man of talent, a high acheiver… generous of spirit… unjudgemental, and without spite” says Prescott.
Prescott explains how the racing world is full of “nefarious deals” but that Charlie had an “inability to string along” anyone.
“The ability to talk with Kings and never lose the common touch” says Prescott of Charlie Brooks, quoting Kipling.
Witness for Charlie Brooks – Sir Thomas Lacey (Racehorse Owner)
Sir Thomas Lacey is the next character witness for Charlie Brooks: he’s known him for 7 years in a work capacity.
Lacey says he sees Charlie Brooks every weekend because they live close by and own racehorses together.
They met in May 2009 and then brought some horses from Ireland which they raced and then sold – some successful, some not.
In 2013 Brooks and Lacey bought 13 horses. “He understands things go wrong… would never point the finger of blame” says Lacey of C Brooks
“He is hugely respected in the racing world” says Lacey. Since the trial has begun people have asked Lacey to pass on their best wishes.
“He’s honest to the point of losing money” says Lacey of Charlie Brooks: “Kind and generous with his time”
Charlie Brooks taught Lacey’s nine year old son how to measure a race horse and write it down.
“He has lost the long standing work he had with the Telegraph” says Lacey of Charlie Brooks
Witness Statement for Charlie Brooks – Kevin Perry (Daily Telegraph)
Kevin Perry from the Daily Telegraph has a character witness statement on Charlie Brooks, read out to Court 12
Perry talks about a “rewarding professional relationship” with C Brooks who writes fearless of the politics of the racing world.
“The allegations seem out of character with the Charlie Brooks I’ve come to know” says Perry from the Telegraph of the #hackingtrial charges
Witness for Charlie Brooks – Jo Russell (Former PA)
4th character witness for Charlie Brooks is Jo Russell who was offered a PA job when he was a race horse trainer, worked part time till 2013
Russell talks about how Charlie Brooks was a “legend” in his support for his staff. She talks of celebrations in the winners enclosures.
“An extremely popular member of the Lambourne racing community” says Russell. Charlie Brooks also helped her young daughter financially.
Witness for Charlie Brooks – Sarah Bradstock (Friend)
Final reference is from Sarah Bradstock, also from the racing world, the daughter of the man who founded an injured jockey’s charity
Bradstock has known Charlie since her teens in the Pony Club: “When the lure of the turf became too much for me” Bradstock left University
Bradstock has read about the allegations against both Rebekah and Charlie Brooks: she doesn’t believe he’s capable of hiding evidence
Bradstock says Charlie is “good looking, charming and fun to have around”: she talks of his passion for Cryotherapy.
Bradstock says Charlie would never be involved in anything dishonest: capable of being ‘extremely daft”
Charlie Brooks and Fairy Liquid
“He drunk a bottle of Fairy Liquid to rid himself of the excesses of the night before” says Bradstock of Charlie Brooks.

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

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