Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/31/operation_tuleta_ninth_arrest/

Brit cops manacle another journalist in computer hacking probe

'Not trying to burn sources, it's about blagged mobes'

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Law, 31st July 2012 14:52 GMT

A 37-year-old man has been arrested by Met police officers investigating alleged computer hacking.

It's the second such cuffing to have taken place in the last 24 hours and brings the total number of arrests under Scotland Yard's Operation Tuleta inquiry to nine suspects.

The Met confirmed that the unnamed man was a journalist who was manacled at an East London police station under suspicion of handling stolen goods.

The same allegations are currently being probed by the Yard against a 51-year-old male journalist, who was arrested on Monday.

To that end, police repeated their statement from yesterday about the latest suspect to be questioned based on those claims:

The arrest relates to a suspected conspiracy involving the gathering of data from stolen mobile phones and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately.

The arrests follow charges for alleged phone-hacking offences being brought against erstwhile News International boss Rebekah Brooks and PM David Cameron's top spinman Andy Coulson last week. ®