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Journalist arrested by officers from Operation Tuleta

A 30-year-old journalist was arrested today by police investigating the alleged hacking of stolen mobile phones.

The man was detained at his home in south-east London this morning on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act and handling stolen goods.

He is the 14th person to be arrested under Operation Tuleta, a Scotland Yard investigation into privacy breaches including the alleged hacking of computers and stolen mobile phones.

Police 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.