Phone hacking: man arrested under Operation Weeting | Media | guardian.co.uk

by peterjukes

Detectives investigating phone hacking have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, Scotland Yard said.The man was arrested at a residential address in Surrey early on Thursday and will be questioned at a London police station.The arrest was made as part of the Operation Weeting investigation into the hacking of voicemails. The man is the 24th person arrested as part of the investigation.Six people – including the former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband, Charlie – have been charged in connection with the investigation.Brooks faces three charges of conspiring to pervert the course of justice, while her husband is charged with one count of the same offence.The couple are due to enter pleas when they appear at Southwark crown court in London on 26 September.Fourteen suspects remain on bail pending further inquiries, while four others were released with no further action.Three people arrested on Wednesday as part of Operation Elveden, the Metropolitan police investigation into suspected corrupt payments to public officials, were later released on bail.The former Mirror journalist Greig Box-Turnbull, 37, who worked for Trinity Mirror until taking voluntary redundancy in March, a 46-year-old prison worker and a 50-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of corruption, conspiracy to commit bribery and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office.The 46-year-old man was bailed to return to a London police station on Thursday.

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