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Sun newspaper journalist arrested in UK

2012-07-19 15:02

London — British police investigating alleged computer hacking say they have arrested a man in London and Rupert Murdoch's News International media group says he is a journalist for The Sun tabloid.

Scotland Yard says the man was arrested early on Thursday at his home in North London by officers investigating allegations that journalists broke into computer systems to steal information.

The man is the seventh suspect to be arrested under Operation Tuleta, one of three parallel police investigations triggered by the tabloid phone-hacking scandal that has rocked Britain.

So far, 24 people have been arrested as part of the phone-hacking inquiry and 41 as part of a UK police investigation into suspected corrupt payments to officials.