Brooks and six other journalists charged over hacking
Former NI chief will appear in court next month.
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was formally charged with phone hacking today and will appear in court next month, Scotland Yard said.
Brooks, 44, answered bail at Lewisham police station tonight and will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 3 September.
Six others journalists from the News of the World, including David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson, have been officially charged and will appear at the same court on August 16.