Brooks husband tries to reclaim mystery computer found in trashcan near home

The husband of former News of the World editor and Murdoch lieutenant Rebekah Brooks tried to claim possession of a computer, papers and cellphone discarded in a trashcan near her home today. He claims it is his computer, not hers, and that he "left the bag with a friend" who "dropped it in the wrong part of the garage" where the bin is. Someone handed it in to garage security, which gave it to police. From The Guardian:
Detectives are examining a computer, paperwork and a phone found in a bin near the riverside London home of Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International. ... It is understood the bag was handed into security at around 3pm and that shortly afterwards, Brooks's husband, Charlie, arrived and tried to reclaim it. He was unable to prove the bag was his and the security guard refused to release it.
Losing your computer in the trash immediately after your wife's arrest on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications? Really? Police examine bag found in bin near Rebekah Brooks's home

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  1. Ed Milliband’s opposition Labour party are to try an push through a bill guaranteeing every man, woman and child in the country a deck chair and bucket of popcorn so they can fully enjoy the way this is playing out.

  2. “Watch all the haters come out of the woodwork for this, there’s no story here.”

    That must be what it’s like to work for Fox or something. Seriously, “whoops I accidentally threw out e-mails” went out in 2006.

  3. shortly afterwards, Brooks’s husband, Charlie, arrived and tried to reclaim it.

    Is there film? Can we Benny Hillify it?

  4. Anyone surprised these arrogant jackasses think the police would be stupid enough to hand the laptop back? This is about to get even better.

    1. A couple weeks ago the police WOULD have handed it back, probably apologized for not hand delivering it and then given them a blow job.

      1. True, that. But now the shit’s gotten too deep. This scandal just gets more delicious by the day.

  5. This story is the journalistic equivalent of a perpetual motion machine, it just keeps on going. I can hardly wait to read the headlines every morning and through the day.

  6. He tried to get it back from a security guard, not the police. The Guardian have reported it this way:

    ‘It is understood the bag was handed into security at around 3pm and that shortly afterwards, Brooks’s husband, Charlie, arrived and tried to reclaim it. He was unable to prove the bag was his and the security guard refused to release it. Instead, it is understood that the security guard called the police.’

    Either way, suspicious as hell!

  7. The scrambling of the roaches now that some light is cast upon them.

    That all this comes from the same people attached to the parent company of scum-of-the-earth Fox “News” is all too fitting, isn’t it?

  8. Is it just me or doesn’t anyone in England own a hammer ,(for the hard drive), and a fire place?

    Also His exact words were “Hey,,,er, I ah loaned out that computer,,,to my er a friend, yah my Friend! You believe me don’t you?”.

  9. The bag was handed in to security by … the Guarniad reporter?!! Salivation.

    You know it goes deep and wide when people are actually dead. Like the WMD, this implicates so many people in such a bad way, that casual coincidences will pop up with a minimal periodicity.

    What about the Policeman’s other ball?

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