Andy Coulson sues News International for legal fees

The former News of the World editor has begun legal proceedings against News Group Newspapers.

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has launched legal action against the now defunct newspaper's publisher News Group Newspapers "regarding the termination of the payment for his legal action."

A spokesman for law firm DLA Piper, which represents Coulson, said: "We can confirm that proceedings have been issued."

The action was launched on Thursday last week, and News International, which owns News Group Newspapers, declined to comment.

Read more at the Press Gazette.