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UK police arrest six in new News of the World hacking probe

Published on Feb 14, 2013 6:06 AM
 
A man prepares copies of the last edition of the British tabloid newspaper News of the World for sale at a shop in south London on July 10, 2011. British police arrested six former News of the World journalists on February 13, 2013 in a new probe into alleged phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's now-closed tabloid, Scotland Yard said. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - British police arrested six former News of the World journalists on Wednesday in a new probe into alleged phone hacking at Mr Rupert Murdoch's now-closed tabloid, Scotland Yard said.

Investigators had identified a "further suspected conspiracy" at the paper in 2005 and 2006 which was separate to the alleged hacking under which a number of people have already been charged, it said in a statement.

Two of those arrested on Wednesday now work at the daily tabloid The Sun, according to an internal memo by the chief executive of News International, the British newspaper wing of Murdoch's United States-based News Corp empire.

British media named the two Sun journalists as Ms Rachel Richardson and Ms Jane Atkinson, and the other four detainees as former assistant editor Jules Stenson, former features editor Matt Nixson and former showbiz editors Rav Singh and Ms Polly Graham.

 
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