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New arrest in phone hacking inquiry

Category: England

Published: 2nd Sep 2011 14:31:08

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in the inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World, police have said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The arrest took place by appointment at a north London police station; the man is in police custody.

He was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard's fresh investigation into phone hacking, Operation Weeting.

On Tuesday, a 71-year-old man, understood to be ex-News of the World managing editor Stuart Kuttner, was rearrested and bailed as part of the phone-hacking probe.

Mr Kuttner was originally arrested on 2 August on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and corruption, and bailed.

He has now been bailed to a date in September, the Metropolitan Police said.

The Met's Operation Weeting is investigating illegal hacking of the mobile phone voicemails of public figures by the now-defunct News of the World newspaper.

The latest arrest is the 15th to be made on suspicion of phone hacking since Operation Weeting was launched in January. It happened just after midday.

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