Stuart Kuttner Acquitted

Stuart Kuttner, the former Managing Editor of the News of the World, has been acquitted at the Central Criminal Court of conspiring to hack telephones. He was represented by Jonathan Caplan QC and Nicholas Griffin QC, instructed by Simons, Muirhead and Burton.

Following the verdict, Mr Kuttner said:

"Now is not the time for making long statements, but what I do want to say is ... The diligence, the dedication and perhaps above all the passion of my lawyers over the last three years has been extraordinary, most remarkable and it's to them that I owe a huge and enduring thanks for the unanimous result of the jury today."