Feeds

Cops arrest man over phone-hacking, police corruption claims

71-year-old cuffed this morning

The essential guide to IT transformation

Scotland Yard officers investigating phone-hacking and police corruption claims at News International arrested a 71-year-old man this morning.

"At 10:50hrs on Tuesday, 2 August, officers from Operation Weeting together with officers from Operation Elveden arrested a man on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906," said the Met in a statement.

The unnamed man was arrested by appointment and is currently in custody at a north London police station.

Police reopened their investigation into phone-tapping allegations at News International's now-defunct tabloid News of the World in January this year, by ordering a fresh probe dubbed Operation Weeting.

A separate Independent Police Complaints Commission-supervised investigation – Operating Elveden – into allegations of "inappropriate payments to police" is also underway.

Reports suggest that former News International managing editor Stuart Kuttner is the man currently being held in custody by the Met.

The allegations against the man are identical to those faced by ex-News International boss Rebekah Brooks, who was arrested by Scotland Yard officers last month.

She was held in police custody on Sunday, 17 July on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and on suspicion of corruption allegations relating to illegal police payments. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt
Defeat to Raytheon branded 'catastrophic result'
Germany 'accidentally' snooped on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton
Dragnet surveillance picks up EVERYTHING, USA, m'kay?
Snowden on NSA's MonsterMind TERROR: It may trigger cyberwar
Plus: Syria's internet going down? That was a US cock-up
Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors
GPU-powered pen test yields more bad news about defences and passwords
Think crypto hides you from spooks on Facebook? THINK AGAIN
Traffic fingerprints reveal all, say boffins
Rupert Murdoch says Google is worse than the NSA
Mr Burns vs. The Chocolate Factory, round three!
Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™
Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.