Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 19 May

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Monday 19 May 2014

The Prosecutions Cross-Examination of Clive Goodman Continues
Clive Goodman questioned about Palace Royal Protection
The Hacking of Royal Phones
Goodman’s Arrest in 2011
Clive Goodman questioned further by his own Counsel
Counsel for Clive Goodman closes his Defence
The Judge has some final questions for Clive Goodman
Justice Saunders provides further Direction to the Jury
Changes to the Indictment Sheet
Directions on Counts 2 and 3
The Prosecution continues its Closing Statement
Anthony Edis QC presents his closing statement on Count 6 and 7
Further Closing Statement on Count 1, 2 and 3

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Route to Verdict UPDATED: Justice Saunders New Directions to the Hacking Trial Jury

Now that former NOTW Royal Reporter Clive Goodman has returned after an illness that caused his departure from Court 12 to two months, Justice Saunders has updated his Directions to the Jury with the two counts involving Goodman – Counts 2 and 3. The rest of his route to verdict can be found here

The first count – that Goodman conspired with Andy Coulson to purchase a Royal phone directory from a Royal Protection officer has been slightly amended to only include the more sensitive Green Book – so that the jury can make a clean cut decision over the egregiousness of that misconduct compared to Count 3, which is the purchase of a less sensitive internal palace directory.

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