16th arrest in UK hacking saga

2011-09-07 12:28
London - British police say they have arrested a 16th suspect in their investigation of phone hacking at the now-defunct tabloid News of the World.

The 35-year-old man was arrested at his home on Wednesday morning. Authorities did not release his name.

The arrests are part of a revived investigation into phone hacking by employees at the Sunday tabloid, which was owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International. None of the suspects have been charged, and one has been cleared.

The News of the World was closed in July amid mounting outrage over the hacking allegations.

The case has also rocked British police and politicians, some of whom are accused of ignoring the shady practices for fear of antagonising the Murdochs' powerful media empire.
- SAPA
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