Thepair,whodenythecharges,haveslammedthemasweakandunjustinajointstatementwhichwaspublishedjustbeforetheyappearedattwoseparatepolicestationstobeformallycharged。

Alsobeingchargedare:MrsBrookssformerpersonalassisant,CherylCarter;HeadofSecurityatNewsInternationalMarkHanna;NewsInternationalchauffeurPaulEdwards;andSecurityConsultantDarylJorsling。

RebekahBrooksresignedherpositionastheChiefExecutiveofNewsInternational,partoftheNewsCorpmediapowerhouseownedbyRupertMurdoch,inJulyoflastyear。

CharlieBrooks,afriendofthePrimeMinisterandfellowOldEtonianDavidCameronformorethan30years,hasnoconnectionwithNewsCorp,otherthanthroughhiswife。

ThestatementissuedbyRebekahandCharlieBrooksread:WehavethismorningbeeninformedbytheOfficeoftheDepartmentofPublicProsecutionsthatwearetobechargedwithpervertingthecourseofjustice。

Wedeplorethisweakandunjustdecision。

AfterthefurtherunprecedentedposturingoftheCPSwewillrespondlatertodayafterourreturnfromthepolicestation。

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