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Jury shown CCTV of Brooks' 'husband hiding evidence'

CCTV film was shown to the hacking trial yesterday to illustrate the alleged plot to hide evidence from police on the day of Rebekah Brooks' arrest.

The images centre on the underground car park at the London flat she shared with her husband Charles Brooks in Chelsea Harbour.

While Mrs Brooks was in custody at Lewisham Police Station on July 17, 2011, the CCTV showed a series of comings and goings with property dropped off and picked up.

The Old Bailey trial also heard about a flurry of phone calls and texts between Charles Brooks, News International head of security Mark Hanna and members of Mrs Brooks' security team ahead of a police search of the flat.

Just after 12 noon, Mr Brooks was captured on CCTV taking a jiffy bag and laptop into an underground car park.

He disappears behind a column and comes back into view, empty-handed, less than a minute later.

Mr Hanna later arrives and picks up the laptop and bag and leaves in a blue car driven by another security worker.

Charles Brooks, 50, with his wife, 45, of Churchill, Oxfordshire, and Mark Hanna, 50, of Buckingham, deny conspiracy to pervert the course of justice between July 5 and 19 2011.

They and four other defendants in the trial deny all the charges.

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