After the British tabloid shut down yesterday amidst allegations of phone hacking, Andy Coulson was arrested Friday morning, according to BBC News. The arrest was announced Thursday afternoon and then Coulson turned himself into authorities at 10:30 AM local time. Coulson is a former News of the World editor and has also worked as chief media aide to Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron announced Friday that two separate inquires would be made into the allegations, and "no stone would be left unturned," reports The New York Times. Along with the phone hacking charges, Coulson is being investigated on charges of corruption. A police report filed this morning gave the operation names and details for the two separate investigations:
The Operation Weeting team is conducting the new investigation into phone hacking.
Operation Elveden is the investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police. This investigation is being supervised by the IPCC.
Coulson has denied any knowledge of the phone hacking while he was an editor with the paper.
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