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Updated The former official spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron – and the former editor of the the News of the World – has been arrested.

However, Andy Coulson has not been named by the Metropolitan Police statement, which refers to a "43-year-old man arrested on charges of suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications".

Coulson arrived at a police station in south London by appointment this morning.

He was arrested at 10.30 this morning by officers from Operation Weeting and officers from Operation Elveden – the investigation into allegations of bribery of police officers.

He remains in custody. More arrests are expected.

The Met's full statement is here.

Update: The Metropolitan Police have arrested a second man in its investigation of corrupt police officers.

The Met said:

The MPS [Metropolitan Police Service] has this morning (8 July 2011) arrested another member of the public in connection with allegations of corruption.

At 06:11 officers from the MPS' Operation Weeting together with officers from Op Elveden arrested a man on suspicion of corruption allegations in contravention of Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906. The man, aged 53 years, was arrested at a residential address in Surrey. A search is ongoing at this address.

He is currently in custody at a south London police station. Operation Elveden is the investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police. This investigation is being supervised by the IPCC.

Rebekah Brooks is due to address News International staff at 4pm.

Reports suggest the second man arrested is Clive Goodman - former Royal editor at NoTW. Police are also investigating mass deletion of emails by senior News Corp execs.®

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