West Yorkshire Woman Arrested In Phone Hacking Probe

Police investigating allegations of voicemail hacking have arrested a woman in West Yorkshire.

She was arrested just before 7am today on suspicion of conspiring to intercept mobile phone voicemail messages and was being questioned at Yorkshire Police station.

The arrest is part of Operation Weeting, an investigation into phone hacking allegations involving the News of the World which was launched by the Metropolitan Police in January.

The new inquiry was set up following claims famous people had had their messages intercepted.

Three News of the World journalists have been arrested since the new inquiry was launched, but Scotland Yard gave no details about the suspect arrested this morning.

In 2007 the paper's former royal reporter Clive Goodman and private detective Glenn Mulcaire were jailed for intercepting messages from members of the Royal household.

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