Two charged over theft of Mitcham and Morden MP's phone
Nick Parker, a Sun journalist, is accused of one count of dishonestly receiving stolen goods, namely a mobile phone belonging to Ms McDonagh, and one count of unauthorised access to computer material.
Michael Ankers, 29, from south west London, is facing charges of one count of theft, namely Ms McDonagh’s mobile phone.
The MP’s Blackberry phone was stolen from her car in Colliers Wood in October 2010.
Ms McDonagh said: "I was informed today that two people had been charged and that the matter was likely to go to court.
"I will be as interested as anybody else to find out what happened and I’m happy to give any evidence on behalf of the crown prosecution service."
Gregor McGill, a senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service, said: "The CPS has today authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Nick Parker with one offence of receiving stolen goods and one offence of unauthorised access to computer material.
"We have also authorised the police to charge Michael Ankers, 29, from south west London, with theft.
"Both individuals will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on November 6.
"When considering the file of evidence in this case, the CPS also decided there was insufficient evidence to charge one other suspect in relation to these allegations.
"May I remind all concerned that criminal proceedings against Nick Parker and Michael Ankers will now be commenced and that they have a right to a fair trial.
"It is very important that nothing is said, or reported, which could prejudice that trial. For these reasons it would be inappropriate for me to comment further."
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