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Police make another arrest in UK phone-hacking probe

By the CNN Wire Staff
A 34-year-old man is under arrest in connection with the phone hacking scandal in London.
A 34-year-old man is under arrest in connection with the phone hacking scandal in London.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
    NEW: A 30-year-old man is held on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voice messages
  • A Parliament committee is to question former newspaper executives next week
  • His is the latest in a series of arrests by police investigating alleged wrongdoing
  • News of the World newspaper was closed over the phone-hacking scandal

London (CNN) -- A 30-year-old man is under arrest in connection with a phone hacking scandal that engulfed Britain's former News of the World newspaper, police in London said Friday.

Authorities earlier incorrectly identified the man as a 34-year-old.

The man, whose name has not been disclosed, is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voice mail messages and attempting to pervert the course of justice, the Metropolitan Police said.

More than a dozen people have been arrested in connection with the investigation into claims of phone hacking by the News of the World, known as Operation Weeting.

A separate investigation is examining allegations that reporters at the paper illegally paid police for information.

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Among those arrested have been Andy Coulson, a former News of the World editor who went on to be Prime Minister David Cameron's spokesman before resigning at the start of this year, and Rebekah Brooks, former chief executive of News International, which ran the paper.

News of the World was the country's best-selling Sunday paper before it was closed down in July amid outrage over claims it had hacked the voice mail of people ranging from celebrities to victims of crime.

A Parliament committee that has been investigating the phone-hacking scandal is to question News International executives, including former editor Colin Myler and former legal manager Tom Crone, on Tuesday.

Senior executives at News International, which is the British arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. media empire, have said that any wrongdoing at News of the World was not widespread.

CNN's Per Nyberg contributed to this report.

 
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