Phone hacking editor faces jail

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Ian Edmondson, 45, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to conspiring with private eye Glenn Mulcaire and NotW colleagues to hack a host of celebrities, sports personalities, politicians and even royalty between October 3 2000 and August 9 2006.

The married journalist had been dropped as a defendant in the original hacking trial of ex-editors Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks in December last year, after the trial judge deemed him “unfit” to continue.

News Of The World's Ian Edmondson Pleads Guilty Of Phone Hacking

Last month, before he could stand trial again, he admitted the offence and became the eighth person to be convicted of phone hacking at the now defunct Sunday tabloid.