Former NOTW journalists bailed

Five journalists who used to work for the News of the World have been bailed by detectives investigating "a further suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails by a number of employees" between around 2005 and 2006.

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Arrests part of new inquiry over 'NOTW phone hacking'

Police believe this latest suspected conspiracy took place primarily during 2005 to 2006 and is separate from the alleged conspiracy already being investigated by Operation Weeting in which a number of people have already been charged.

As part of the new lines of inquiry six people were arrested this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone communications All of them are journalists or former journalists:

  • A 46-year-old man was arrested in the London Borough of Wandsworth
  • A 39-year-old man was arrested in the London Borough of Greenwich
  • A 45-year-old man was arrested in the London Borough of Wandsworth
  • A 39-year-old woman was arrested in Cheshire
  • A 33-year-old woman was arrested in the London Borough of Islington
  • A 40-year-old woman was arrested in the London Borough of Lambeth

All six of those arrested worked for the News of the World.

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