British police make new phone hacking arrest
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 21:41
  
London: British police investigating tabloid phone hacking have arrested a long-serving former assistant to ex-News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks and other executives at Rupert Murdoch's News International group.

A person briefed on the arrest, who demanded anonymity to discuss details of the sensitive police investigation, said the woman was Cheryl Carter, the longtime personal assistant of Brooks also an ex-News International chief executive and other senior staff. News International declined to comment.

The person said Carter's arrest was linked to the recovery of incriminating company emails from a data center in India last year.

Police said Friday that the 47-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and later released on police bail to return for more questioning later this month.

Officers said the woman was detained at her home and taken to a police station in Essex, east of London, but did not confirm her name.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 21:41


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