Rebekah Brooks arrested in connection with phone hacking

Former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by police investigating phone hacking allegations.

Brooks was arrested by police today on suspicion of intercepting communications and corruption.

The former boss of News International resigned on Friday in light of the phone hacking scandal which saw the closure of News of the World. It is alleged that Brooks was informed on Friday that she would be arrested by police. This brings the total number of people arrested so far in the two police operations to 10.

The Met Police released a statement confirming that a 43 year old woman had been arrested. “At approximately 12.00 hrs a 43-year-old woman was arrested by appointment at a London police station by officers from Operation Weeting together with officers from Operation Elveden and is currently in custody.

She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.” – Met Police

The latest arrest puts into doubt as to whether she will be appearing at the select committee on Tuesday. Brooks is due to appear along with Rupert and James Murdoch.