Op Weeting plods cuff 13th hack in phone-hack probe
Reportedly former NotW showbiz bin-rifler
The Metropolitan police have arrested another man as part of its ongoing investigation into alleged phone-hacking at axed Sunday tabloid News of the World.
"On Thursday, 18 August, officers from Operation Weeting arrested a man [H], aged 38, on suspicion of conspiring to unlawfully intercept voicemails contrary to section 1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977," said Scotland Yard in a brief statement this morning.
The unnamed man was cuffed by appointment at a London police station, where he remains in custody.
This arrest brings the total number of people allegedly associated with the NotW phone-hacking scandal to 13.
A Guardian report suggest that James Desborough, who joined the tabloid as a showbiz reporter in 2005 before being promoted to Hollywood editor in 2009, is the man currently being quizzed by police. ®
"My mate James tells me it was all due to one rouge operator"
How red is he?
Yes we did
You mentioned Life on Mars - surely you remember Sam Tyler fiddling with the tape recorder? The technology existed. However I think the Criminal Law Act was mentioned because it deals with the conspiracy element of the case (groups planning to break the law.)
Life on Mars???
"conspiring to unlawfully intercept voicemails contrary to section 1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977"
Erm, we had voicemails in 1977?