LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks has been acquitted of one of the five charges she faced over wrongdoing at Rupert Murdoch's British tabloids.

Judge John Saunders told the jury at Britain's phone hacking trial Thursday that there is "no case for Mrs. Brooks to answer" to a charge of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office, that is, bribing an official.

The charge related to a picture of Prince William in a bikini. Saunders said "considerable uncertainty" had arisen about the source of the photo.

She still faces one similar charge, and charges of conspiring to hack phones and obstruct police.