Tuesday, November 16, 2010
"News of the World Phone Hacker" To Testify for the Defence.
In the last hour the Sheridan trial has been shown pages from the Notebook of Glen Mulcaire that appear to show that he was in possession of the telephone details, including PIN numbers of Mr Sheridan's mobile phone. The defence has also claimed that that Mr Mulcaire worked exclusively for the News of the World.
Mr Mulcaire was convicted in January 2007 of hacking into telephone messages of various prominent individuals, including members of the Royal family and a number of MPs on behalf of the News of the World. This conviction led to the resignation of the newspaper's then editor Andy Coulson. Mr Coulson is now the Conservative party's Director of Communications.
Mr Sheridan has also informed the court that Mr Mulcaire will be called as a defence witness as will Mr Coulson.
Full report to follow.
Posted by James Doleman at 4:14 PM