Saturday 18 November 2017

'No-one above the law,' insists David Cameron following Coulson sentencing

British prime minister David Cameron. Photo: Yves Logghe
British prime minister David Cameron. Photo: Yves Logghe
David Cameron
Andy Coulson

James Tapsfield

The jail sentence handed to former Downing Street spin chief Andy Coulson over phone hacking shows that "no-one is above the law", David Cameron has said.

The Prime Minister gave his response after Coulson was handed an 18-month term for conspiring to intercept voicemails while he was editor of the News of the World.

The 46-year-old father of three was found guilty last week following an eight-month trial at the Old Bailey.

Asked about the outcome on a visit to Scotland today, Mr Cameron said: "Well, what it says is that it is right that justice should be done and no one is above the law, which is what I have always said."

A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister said she was not aware of any contact between Mr Cameron and his former spin doctor since the conviction.

Asked if he had sent any message to Coulson the spokeswoman said: "Not that I'm aware of."

Press Association

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