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More arrests in UK telephone hacking probe

03-14-2012 08:05 BJT

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Police in the UK have arrested six more people as part of their ongoing investigation into illegal telephone hacking and payments to police officers.

Former News International executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband are among those arrested. Investigators are looking into a possible cover-up of the practice by newspaper bosses as well as the hacking itself.

A sign outside Metropolitan Police headquarters at New Scotland Yard in central
London. Detectives investigating phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World
arrested six people on Tuesday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice,
London police said.

The scandal broke in 2005 when tabloid reporters were found to have broken into the voice mail of aides to the royal family. It mushroomed last summer when it emerged that a journalist at Rupert Murdoch’s News Of The World newspaper had tapped the phone of a young murder victim, Milly Dowler, after her killing. The News of the World was forced to close as a result.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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