UK police arrest 6 people in phone hacking probe

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Associated Press

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 14 at 1:04 AM

LONDON (AP) — All but one of the suspects arrested by British police investigating computer hacking and privacy offenses by the media have been released on bail.

Authorities say six former journalists were arrested on allegations that they were involved in intercepting voice mails for the defunct News of the World tabloid

It's part of a new line of inquiry to the ongoing investigation in Operation Weeting, which is one of three investigations into press wrongdoing.

Britain's power structure has been rattled by allegations that the News of the World hacked people's phones for stories. Dozens of arrests have been made. Police say the new suspected conspiracy is believed to have taken place primarily during 2005-2006.

The six former journalists were interviewed at police stations in London and Cheshire, and searches were carried out at a number of addresses.

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