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Police arrested a senior ex-News of the World staff member today in London in conjunction with the ongoing hacking scandal, The Guardian reports.The Metropolitan Police have not yet released his name, but The Guardian believes it is 71-year-old former managing editor of News of the World, Stuart Kuttner.
Kuttner was managing editor of the tabloid for 22 years, but resigned in 2009 over phone hacking allegations. He continued to work on “special projects” for the paper.
He was arrested on charges of “conspiring to intercept communications” and on corruption charges.
These are the same charges former News International Chief Rebekah Brooks is currently facing.
The “phone hacking” scandal in the UK so far has caused the resignation of two top police officers, 10 arrests including the Prime Minister’s former communications director Andy Coulson, and the closure of the 168-year-old paper News of the World.
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