Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks’s bags removed before arrest known, NI security head tells trial – Martin Hickman

Hanna’s defence: I didn’t know Rebekah Brooks had been arrested when I removed the bags. Indeed I can’t remember who told me and when!

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Mark HannaDay 82:  News International’s head of security did not know Rebekah Brooks had been arrested on the day until hours after he allegedly hid evidence from detectives, he told the phone hacking trial today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks: I was advised not to respond to police questions – Martin Hickman

Charlie Brooks gets a grilling for being silent during his first police interview.

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Charlie BrooksDay 81: Charlie Brooks today rejected claims that he stayed silent during a police interview so that he could “invent” a story later to explain away why he hid evidence from detectives. 

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Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks “too sloppy” to notice hidden bags had not been returned – Martin Hickman

Too drunk to realise his bags with lesbian DVDs had not arrived- Charlie Brooks explanation after sharing six bottles of plonk

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Rebekah BrooksDay 80, Part 2:   Charlie Brooks was “too sloppy” after drinking red wine to notice that the bags he had hidden from police had not been returned to him as planned, the Old Bailey heard today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks hid porn DVDs to avoid “Jacqui Smith moment”, court hears – Martin Hickman

So now we know why the prosecution released details of Charlie Brooks’ collection of lesbian porn DVDs- they are part of his defence case!

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Charlie Brooks Day 80:  Charlie Brooks told the phone hacking trial today that he hid his bags from police because he was worried that the discovery of his pornography collection could lead to a “Jacqui Smith moment.”

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Phone Hacking Trial: Charlie Brooks: Rebekah lived in “paranoia” of police dawn raid – Martin Hickman

It is amazing that according to hubbie Charlie Rebekah Brooks main fear was the ” killer photograph ” – of her being taken away in handcuffs and making the front page of a tabloid. This is the sort of thing dished out by the tabloids themselves – so must believe they are very potent.

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Rebekah and Charlie Brooks Day 79: Rebekah Brooks lived in “paranoia” that she was about to be dawn raided by police and that a picture of her in handcuffs would end up in the papers, her husband Charlie told the phone hacking trial today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Help from Blair and Mandelson, Brooks the “phone hacking mastermind” – Martin Hickman

Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson both offered to help an embattled Rebekah Brooks who was facing questions from the police. She also said she never knew about the activities of hacker Glenn Mulcaire – paid £1m by News International – until he was arrested. And she condemned hubbie Charlie for an ” impulsive ill thought out decision” in stashing away his computers and a bag full of lesbian DVD porn.

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Rebekah BrooksDay 67:   Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson privately offered to help Rebekah Brooks prepare for a grilling by MPs at the height of the phone hacking scandal, the Old Bailey heard today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks had no knowledge of husband’s stashed bags – Martin Hickman

Extraordinary Rebekah Brooks says she knew nothing about Charlie Brooks stashed bags containing lesbian porn DVDs and a newsletter about pedigree pigs

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Rebekah and Charlie Brooks Day 62, Part 2:  Rebekah Brooks had no knowledge of an attempt by her husband Charlie to hide his bags at the time she was arrested, the Old Bailey heard today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Tiny proportion of Rebekah Brooks material on stashed laptops – Martin Hickman

So the recovered laptops from Chelsea Harbour were used by Charlie Brooks – hence 25 female nude pix, and hol snaps of Rupert Murdoch in Corfu. The file showing James Murdoch had to approve switching The Sun’s support from Labour to the Tories is politically interesting – thought News International always said its editors were independent! Though to be fair James Murdoch told the Leveson inquiry that he did direct papers on major policy!

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charlie brooks in chelsea harbour carparkDay 44, Part 3  Only a tiny proportion of the material found on computers stashed in the underground car park of Chelsea Harbour belonged to Rebekah Brooks, the phone hacking trial heard today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Police claim computers seized not used by Brooks, trial hears – Martin Hickman

The 5.0am police raid on the Brooks family home has always been a very sore point for News International. The leaked recording of Rupert Murdoch’s talk to arrested journalists on the ExaroNews website recorded the anger felt by Murdoch personally over the police tactics. Now it turns out the computers found in Rebekah Brooks’ office were not used by her.

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BrooksDay 43: Computers seized during a police search of Rebekah Brooks’s office at News International did not appear to have been used by her, the phone hacking trial heard today.

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Lesbian DVDs, a conker, tights, a pig newsletter and a Wimbledon Royal programme- secrets of Charlie Brooks bag

Pedigree Kune Kune pigs and a litter. pic credit: dalehouse fram.com

Pedigree Kune Kune pigs and a litter. pic credit: dalehouse farm.com

The Crown Prosecution Service have released today the contents found in the brown briefcase owned by Charlie Brooks  examined by the Met police.

The full content list can be read on Peter Jukes blog  whom I am indebted for quick publication tonight.

 Followers will remember this was the bag recovered by a cleaner and handed over to the police. It was also the subject of allegations by the prosecution that it was part of a conspiracy to try to get rid of evidence once his wife, Rebekah Brooks, alleged code name Black Hawk for security reasons, had been arrested.

 The police have already released a video taken from the 24 hour security cameras at Chelsea Harbour, the London home of the Brooks family. Today they added some pictures.

 Altogether there are seven DVDs- ranging from titles like Bride of Sin to Instant Lesbian and Lesbian Psychodramas. Other contents include the Kunekune Pig Society newsletter,a pair of Falke Shelina 12 tights and more mundane items like pens,a conker, homeopathic medicine and chequebooks from top banker William Hoare & Co.

 The court was also told yesterday that Mr Books  may have threatened to sue the manager of Chelsea Harbour for handing over the bag to the police after he couldn’t retrieve it from the porters lodge.