LONDON — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson sent an email telling a news editor to "do his phone" in relation to an alleged target of phone hacking, a British prosecutor said Friday.
Prosecutor Andrew Edis told a jury that the instruction referred to Calum Best, son of late soccer star George Best, who was the subject of intense interest by the now-defunct Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid.
Edis was continuing opening arguments in the case against former News of the World editors Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, and six others on hacking-related charges. All deny the allegations.
But prosecutors say Coulson, Brooks and other senior staff members must have known that illegal activity was taking place at the paper in the early- to mid-2000s.
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