#AceNewsServices says according to the Guardian the trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has been delayed by seven weeks, reasons cannot be reported.
Brooks and seven other defendants, including her racehorse trainer husband, Charlie, and David Cameron‘s former head of communications Andy Coulson, were due to face phone-hacking charges in a three-month trial, starting 9 September.
The trial will now not start until 28 October after Mr Justice Saunders adjourned the case for legal reasons at a hearing in the Old Bailey.
Those reasons cannot be reported.
The other defendants are Stuart Kuttner, a former managing editor of News of the World, Ian Edmondson, a former head of news on the now defunct tabloid, Cheryl Carter, Rebekah Brooks’s former secretary, Mark Hanna, head of security for News International, and Clive Goodman, a former NoW royal correspondent.
Brooks faces five charges in relation to allegations of conspiracy to hack phones, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
Coulson is facing three charges in relation to allegations of conspiring to hack phones and allegations over a conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office when he was NoW editor.
Brooks, Coulson and the other defendants have all denied the charges and pleaded not guilty.