Ex-News of the World journalist from Kilburn appears in court in connection with phone hacking
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A journalist from Kilburn appeared in court today charged with offences linked to phone hacking after being on police bail for two years.
Dan Evans, 37, of Brondesbury Villas, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to face two counts of conspiring with others to intercept communications in their transmission, one of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and one of perverting the course of justice.
The ex-News of the World reporter was arrested in August 2011 and charged yesterday.
The Crown Prosecution Service has said he is charged with four offences in connection with the phone-hacking investigations.
The first is an allegation of conspiring to intercept “the voicemail messages of well-known people and those associated with them” between February 28, 2003 and January 1, 2005. The second is the same offence between April 30, 2004 and June 1, 2010.
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He also faces a count of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office between January 1, 2008 and June 1, 2010, and one of perverting the course of justice.
This relates to an allegation that he made a false witness statement in connection with High Court proceedings between June 21, 2009 and April 30, 2010.
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He was sent to the Old Bailey, where he will appear on September 10, and given unconditional bail.