From the Guardian (UK) –
Stuart Kuttner, the public face of the News of the World and its most vocal public defender for 22 years, has been arrested by police investigating allegations of phone hacking and of bribing police officers to leak sensitive information.
As managing editor until his resignation in July 2009, Kuttner was in charge of finances at the now-defunct tabloid. . . .
. . . . Kuttner is believed to have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to section 1 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977, and on suspicion of corruption contrary to section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.
They are the same allegations that Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor and ex-News International chief executive, faces since her arrest last month.
When Brooks faced a Commons culture, media and sport select committee hearing last month she told MPs that payments to private investigators were the responsibility of the paper’s managing editor’s office.
Brooks admitted using private investigators during her time as editor of the tabloid between 2000 and 2003 for, she claimed, “purely legitimate” purposes.
When asked whether she had ever discussed individual payments to private investigators with Kuttner, she admitted that “payments to private investigators would have gone through the managing editor’s office”. But, she added: “I can’t remember if we ever discussed individual payments.” . . . (lots more)
Other tid-bits –
Murdoch Jr. will probably get quizzed again by M.P.s (hope it will be on TV!)
AND heat is on sleezy Piers Morgan …
all the news round-up is on the Guardian’s phone hack page – http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/phone-hacking