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Phone hacking: Man held by Operation Weeting police

Category: England

Published: 5th Jul 2012 07:28:10

Detectives investigating the illegal interception of mobile phone voicemail messages have arrested a 26-year-old man, the Metropolitan Police have said.

The man, who has not been named, was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

He was arrested at an address in Surrey and will be taken into custody at a London police station.

The arrest was made as part of Operation Weeting, the investigation into alleged phone hacking.

It is the 24th arrest detectives have made as part of the investigation.

Operation Weeting was launched in January 2011 following allegations that journalists at the News of the World (NoW) had been accessing the voicemails of prominent people to find stories.

The Sunday tabloid was closed by News International amid the scandal that followed.

Of the 24 people arrested as part of Operation Weeting, detectives have charged six people, including former NI chief executive Rebekah Brooks, with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

She is to go on trial in September.

The Met Police said 14 people remained on bail pending further enquiries and four people had been released with no further action.

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