British police have made another six arrests as part of their investigation into newspaper phone hacking. Among those arrested – on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice – was former Sun editor and News International CEO Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie.
It is the third time Brooks has been arrested. She is also on bail after being arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and also under the linked inquiry into police corruption.
After Rebekah Brooks’ previous arrest, the British media reported on a curious incident involving Charlie Brooks and a laptop left in a bin in a car park near the couple’s home.
The security director of News International is also reported to have been arrested. News International is the British newspaper arm of News Corp which also owns News Limited in Australia. The company publishes The Times, Sunday Times, Sun and Sunday Sun, which launched after the closure of the News of the World as a result of the phone hacking scandal.