Hacking inquiry: Brooks bailed

Five people arrested over allegations of cover-ups in the phone-hacking inquiry - understood to include Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie Brooks - have been released on bail.

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Rebekah Brooks leaves Oxfordshire police station

Rebekah Brooks has been released on bail, following her arrest this morning for perverting the course of justice in relation to the phone hacking inquiry.

She was arrested along with her husband following a dawn raid on her home.

43-year-old Brooks was questioned at an Oxfordshire police station whilst her husband Mr Brooks was interviewed at a Buckinghamshire police station.

Hacking cover-up suspects bailed

News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie Credit: PA Wire

Five suspects arrested for perverting the course of justice in relation to the phone-hacking inquiry, understood to include Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie, were released on bail tonight, Scotland Yard said.

The News International former chief executive and Charlie Brooks, who has been a friend of the Prime Minister since school, were held earlier today on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, sources said.

Mark Hanna, News International's head of security, was also confirmed by the company as one of the six people arrested in raids in Oxfordshire, London, Hampshire and Hertfordshire.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said they were bailed to dates next month while the sixth suspect remains in custody.


NOTW journalist used Met Boss's computer

Scotland Yard's communication chief is giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry today Credit: Sky pool

Scotland Yard's communication chief let a News of the World journalist use his computer to file a story about a controversial senior policeman.

Crime editor Lucy Panton wrote and emailed an article about former commander Ali Dizaei, from the office of Dick Fedorcio, the Leveson Inquiry heard today.

In a written statement Fedorico said:

"To help her, and as she was under pressure, I offered to let her type the story, which she did from notes that she arrived with, in an email on the standalone computer in my office."

Mr Fedorcio is on an extended leave from Scotland Yard since August pending an investigation into the awarding of a contract to Neil Wallis, former executive editor of the News of the World.

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