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Five men have been sentenced today (4 July) in relation to phone hacking offences committed by News of the World staff at the Old Bailey.

Andrew Coulson, 46 (27.1.68), a PR consultant of Canterbury, Kent, was found guilty of conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications between October 2000 and August 2006. He has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

Glen Mulcaire, 43 (8.9.70) a security employee of Sutton, Surrey pleaded guilty to four counts of conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications. He has been sentenced to six months imprisonment to be suspended for 12 months and 200 hours of unpaid work.

Neville Thurlbeck, 52 (7.10.61), a journalist of Esher, Surrey, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications between October 2000 and August 2006. He has been sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Greg Miskew, 64 (6.12.49) a journalist of Leeds pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications between October 2000 and August 2006. He has been sentenced to six months imprisonment.

James Weatherup, 58 (5.1.56) a journalist of Brentwood, Essex pleaded guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications between October 2000 and August 2006. He has been sentenced to 4 months imprisonment to be suspended for 12 months and 200 hours of unpaid work. He was further ordered to pay £5,000 costs.

Operation Weeting was launched in January 2011 led by a team of detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Specialist Crime Directorate. Its purpose was to investigate allegations of phone hacking by News International staff.