Former News Corp. News Of The World editor Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie are among six people arrested by police investigating phone hacking. Five men and one woman were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, Scotland Yard said.
One of the men is head of security at News International, Mark Hanna, the company confirmed. A number of addresses connected to the arrests are being searched. Charlie Brooks also writes for The Daily Telegraph.
The coordinated arrests were made by officers from Operation Weeting, the Metropolitan Police investigation into illegal hacking of voicemail messages, reported Sky News.
Rebekah is the only one among the six that has been re-arrested in connection with the phone-hacking inquiry. She was arrested and bailed last summer on suspicion of phone hacking and corruption. She resigned as News International CEO last year.