UK police make new phone hacking arrest

2012-08-30 15:03

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London - British police investigating computer hacking and privacy offenses have arrested a journalist at his southwest London home.

The 60-year old man is being questioned at a London police station on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications.

The journalist was arrested in connection with Operation Weeting, one of three investigations of media wrongdoing and corruption.

Britain's media and political establishments have been shaken by allegations that the News of the World, a tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch's media empire, hacked people's phones for scoops. The allegations erupted into a massive scandal, prompting multiple investigations and dozens of arrests.

Among those facing criminal charges are Rebekah Brooks, the former chief of News Corporation's British operations, and Andy Coulson, a former tabloid editor and the former communications chief for Prime Minister David Cameron.

- AP
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