Phone Hacking: Another Arrest Made, Guardian Journalist Questioned

Police have made the 16th arrest in connection with the News of the World hacking

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British police have made the 16th arrest in the all-enveloping News of the World phone hacking scandal. The Guardian, the paper spearheading news in the scandal, reports that an unidentified 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of "conspiring to intercept phone communications." His arrest is unusual because it was done by an early morning police raid instead of by appointment--i.e. when a suspect is "arrested after attending a police station," Reuters explained. Police haven't elaborated on any more details about the arrest at this time. In related, potentially concerning news for The Guardian, the paper reports that one of its own journalists, Amelia Hill, was questioned for receiving leaks from the police. UK's The Telegraph writes:

Hill has written several exclusive stories for the Guardian about the investigation into the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World. It has been claimed she published information based on leaks from an officer assigned to the inquiry into the now defunct Sunday tabloid.

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