Ex-NI legal boss hacking arrest

The former News International legal manager Tom Crone has been arrested by police investigating alleged phone hacking. He is the 25th person to be arrested under Operation Weeting.

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Tom Crone 'categorically denies involvement in alleged hacking cover-up'

The solicitor of former Legal Manager at News International Tom Crone has issued a statement on his behalf, after he denied he was involved in a cover-up over hacking at News of the World. Henri Brandman said:

My client has fully assisted the police in their enquiries. He categorically denies the commission of or involvement in any criminal offence. Neither he nor I will be making any further public statement.

Mr Crone has been released on bail until mid-October.

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Who is Tom Crone?

Tom Crone is a British Barrister and former legal affairs manager for News International.

He resigned from that role during the News International phone hacking scandal last year.

The 60-year-old was reportedly arrested in connection with the phone hacking scandal today.

Tom Crone appears before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee probe into phone hacking in 2011. Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images
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