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Rebekah Brooks pursued by photographers outside Lewisham Police station

PUBLISHED May 15, 2012

Mrs Brooks learned this morning that she was to be taken to court over accusations of perverting the course of justice in relation to the phone hacking scandal. She will face three charges.

The former editor of the News of the World and the Sun attended Lewisham Police station in South London where she was charged.

Whilst trying to drive off away from the police station after being charged, photographers were seen blocking her car's route, protracting their exit.

She was charged with five others, including her husband Charlie Brooks, who attended Hammersmith Police station in West London.

The four others are Mrs Brooks's former PA Cheryl Carter, the company's head of security Mark Hanna, News International chauffeur Paul Edwards and security consultant Daryl Jorsling.

The charges include conspiring to conceal material from Scotland Yard detectives, conspiring to remove seven boxes of material from the archive of News International and conspiring to conceal documents, computers and other electronic equipment from detectives.