Rebekah Brooks Charlie Brooks Arrest

March 13, 2012 by staff 

Rebekah Brooks Charlie Brooks Arrest, Rebekah Brooks is among six people arrested by Scotland Yard detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pe***rt the course of justice, as part of the investigation into phone hacking.

The former News International chief executive was arrested at her home in Oxfordshire by detectives from Operation Weeting. Sources also said that her husband, racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks, was arrested.

The Metropolitan police refused to confirm the names of those arrested, but said that a 43-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man had been held. News International and the lawyer for Brooks declined to comment on the reports.

This morning’s arrests took place between 5am and 7am at addresses in London, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire.

The Met police said a 39-year-old man was arrested in Hampshire, a 46-year-old man was arrested in west London, and a 48-year-old man was arrested at a business address in east London. All six are currently being interviewed at police stations.

Another of the men arrested is Mark Hanna, the director of group security at News International. A second of those arrested was described by News International sources as being a “non-editorial employee”; their name was not released by the company.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: “A number of addresses connected to the arrests are being searched. Today’s operation follows consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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