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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. ®

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