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PM 'faces Leveson quiz on friendship with Rebekah Brooks'


By Noel Young | Correspondent

March 1, 2012 | 2 min read

David Cameron could have gone riding on the ex-police horse, Raisa, loaned to Rebekah Broooks, Downing Street has admitted .

Rebekah: friiendship with the PM

The disclosure raises questions about the closeness between the Prime Minister and Mrs Brooks, said the Telegraph.

Since the phone hacking scandal deepened last summer, Cameron has been reluctant to shed light on his friendship with Mrs Brooks.

Now the PM is likely to be questioned about the friendship by Lord Justice Leveson as part of his inquiry into press ethics, said the Telegraph,

In January, Vanity Fair claimed Mr Cameron was so close to Ms Brooks that he signed his letters to her “love David”. Mr Cameron attended her wedding in 2009.

The Prime Minister, who has disclosed that he had attended Christmas meals with Mrs Brooks, is long rumoured to have spent time horse-riding with her, prompting speculation that he may have ridden Raisa.

An aide close to the Prime Minister confirmed that Mr Cameron had gone riding with Mrs Brooks' husband Charlie, a racehorse trainer and an old friend from his Eton schooldays. It was "possible" that one of the horses could have been Raisa


On Wednesday, Rupert Murdoch defended Brooks, tweeting: “Now they are complaining about R Brooks saving an old horse from the glue factory.”

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