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Rebekah Brooks bailed over NOTW phone-hacking charges

London, Sept 4 (ANI): Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, who is facing charges linked to phone-hacking at the now defunct British tabloid News of the World (NOTW), has been released on bail.

Brooks, 44, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to face charges over an alleged conspiracy to illegally access voicemails.

Brooks, from Churchill, Oxfordshire, was released on bail by District Judge Howard Riddle, the Daily Express reports.

She has been accused alongside six other former members of staff from the now-defunct tabloid the News of the World (NoTW) and private investigator Glen Mulcaire.

The other former NOTW staff who have been formally charged are ex-managing editor Stuart Kuttner, former news editor Greg Miskiw, former head of news Ian Edmondson, ex-chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck, former reporter James Weatherup and former editor Andy Coulson .

They all appeared at the same court earlier this month and are next due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on September 26. (ANI)