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Former British prime minister Tony Blair offered to act as an "unofficial adviser" to Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch during the phone-hacking scandal, a London court has heard.
Brooks, the former head of Mr Murdoch's British newspaper arm, is facing trial at London's Old Bailey court on hacking-related charges.
Prosecutors have told the court that Brooks had an hour-long phone conversation with Mr Blair in July 2011 at the height of a furore over the hacking allegations.
The jury was read an email she wrote to Mr Murdoch's son James summing up the advice Mr Blair allegedly gave her.
"He (Blair) is available to you, KRM and me as an unofficial adviser but needs to be between us," said the email from Brooks to the younger Murdoch, who at the time ran News Corp's operations in Britain.