Journalist held in hacking inquiry

 

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A journalist has been arrested by officers investigating the use of data from stolen mobile phones.

The 51-year-old man was detained by Metropolitan Police detectives after attending a central London police station by appointment at 10am today on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

He is the eighth person to be arrested as part of Operation Tuleta, the probe into alleged computer hacking and wider privacy offences.

This is linked to the Met's investigation into newspaper phone hacking, Operation Weeting.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The arrest relates to a suspected conspiracy involving the gathering of data from stolen mobile phones and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately."

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