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Police are investigating allegations of computer hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid in a separate probe from Scotland's Yard current Operation Weeting into phone-hacking claims.

"The MPS has received a number of allegations regarding breach of privacy which fall outside the remit of Operation Weeting, including computer hacking," said Scotland Yard in a statement.

The current probe has been dubbed Operation Tuleta.

"Some aspects of this operation will move forward to a formal investigation therefore it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this stage."

The Met police said it had received a number of claims about alleged computer hacking since January this year, when Operation Weeting got underway. ®

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