Phone Hacking Trial: Murdoch executive packed up phone hacking suspect’s belongings on day of his arrest, court hears – Martin Hickman

This extraordinary story of a successful attempt to remove evidence from the News of the World’s office after James Weatherup, a news editor, who has already pleaded guilty of plotting phone hacking was arrested. No wonder the judge asked the witness,Frances Carmen, a former newsdesk secretary, to repeat the claims. Another story of an alleged cover up in the Murdoch empire

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James WeatherupDay 17:  One of Rupert Murdoch’s senior executives packed up the belongings of a News of the World reporter suspected of phone hacking and sent them away from the newspaper’s offices in a taxi, the Old Bailey heard today. Paul Nicholas, Deputy Managing Editor of the News of the World, acted on the day in April 2011 that former news editor James Weatherup was arrested at his home in Essex, Frances Carmen, the paper’s newsdesk secretary, told the jury.

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