British police arrest woman over hacking

17th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

British police on Sunday arrested a 43-year-old woman in connection with the phone hacking at the News of the World, Scotland Yard said, in the tenth arrest so far over the scandal.

The woman was arrested by appointment at a police station in London and is currently in custody, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement, without identifying her.

"She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications... and on suspicion of corruption allegations," the statement said.

Those arrested so far over the scandal include Prime Minister David Cameron's former communciations chief and one-time News of the World editor Andy Coulson.

© 2011 AFP

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