Police arrest third NoW journalist

Police investigating the illegal practice of phone hacking at the New of the World have arrested a third senior journalist.

James Weatherup, a former news editor who went back to a reporting role as assistant news editor in 2005, has been taken in for questioning at a London police station. He has not previously been named in connection with the scandal.

Scotland Yard’s ‘Operation Weeting’ team has arrested him on suspicion of unlawfully intercepting mobile phone voicemail messages.

The paper’s chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and former assistant news editor Ian Edmondson were arrested and questioned by police last week. They have been released on bail until September.

(Source: Press Gazette)




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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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