Sun journalists arrested in new hacking investigation

Six former News of the World journalists arrested in new investigation into phone hacking

Six former News of the World journalists have been arrested under a new police investigation into phone hacking. Three men and three women were all held today under a suspected conspiracy, that took place around 2005 and 2006.

They are understood to be Jules Stenson, Matt Nixson, Rav Singh, Jane Atkinson, Polly Graham and Rachel Richardson. Ms Richardson and Ms Atkinson both work for The Sun.

The arrests, five in London and one in Cheshire, were made as part of a new line of inquiry that is separate from allegations under the existing Scotland Yard investigation into phone hacking called Operation Weeting.