Phone hacking arrest: Police cuff 61-year-old man
Suspected of alleged interception of communications
The Metropolitan Police has arrested another person in connection with allegations of phone hacking.
Scotland Yard confirmed this afternoon that a 61-year-old man was arrested by appointment at a London police station.
The unnamed individual is currently in the custody of officers from the Operation Weeting investigation.
"He was arrested on suspicion of unlawful interception of communications, contrary to Section 1 (1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section 1 (1) Criminal Law Act 1977," said the Met in a statement.
It added, "It would be inappropriate to discuss any further details regarding these cases at this time."
Allegations of widespread illegal voicemail interception practices at News International's Sunday tabloid News of the World led to the paper being closed last month.
Erstwhile editors of the NoTW Rebekah Brooks, whose tenure at the paper was from 2000 to 2003, and Andy Coulson (2003-2007) have both previously been arrested by police officers probing phone hacking allegations made against people who worked for the publication. ®
Wake me when an 80-81 year old Australian has been arrested for this.
Nice to see...
The Met remaining focussed on the important issues, rather than allowing this to slide while distracted by brick-chucking morons elsewhere.
I'm also cheered to think that the NI beggars will get to cool their heels on bail with the Sword of Damocles hanging over them, while the courts chew through the huge pile of chavscum looter cases in their in trays.....
Name has been named
BBC say it's Greg Miskiw.
This man has a claim for wrongful arrest, he is neither Australian nor 80 years old.