• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Hacking trial hears of 'crude' tactics

FORMER News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman accused his employer of a using "a fairly crude carrot and stick" to persuade him not to implicate colleagues in hacking, a court heard.

He said his boss Andy Coulson set up payments "to facilitate" the activities of investigator Glenn Mulcaire.

Goodman and Mulcaire were arrested for hacking in August 2006 and pleaded guilty, the Old Bailey was told.

He yesterday told the hacking trial he was put under pressure by Mr Coulson and company lawyers to say he was the only hacker.

Goodman, 56, and Mr Coulson, 46, deny conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Mr Coulson denies conspiring to hack phones. The trial continues.

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.