Brooks is the 10th person to be arrested in connection with an investigation of phone hacking at the News of the World, a British tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch’s news conglomerate News Corporation. News Corp. is also the parent company of Fox News.
Upon the investigation, Murdoch closed down the tabloid, which was accused of hacking into the cell phones of deceased victims of the 7/7 London bombings.
Metropolitan Police confirmed that Brooks went to a London police station for an appointment where she was later arrested.
“At approximately 12.00 hrs a 42-year-old woman was arrested by appointment at a London police station by officers from Operation Weeting together with officers from Operation Elveden and is currently in custody,” British police said.
“She was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.”
The Huffington Post Reports:
Brooks is due to appear before parliament’s culture, media and sport select committee on Tuesday afternoon.
Rebekah Brooks has released a statement saying she is assisting police with her inquiries, and this was a pre-arranged appointment.