Posted: Aug 2, 2011 8:55 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
LONDON (AP) - There's been another arrest in the phone hacking and police bribery scandal at the British tabloid News of the World.
The Metropolitan Police say a 71-year-old man was arrested by appointment this morning at a London police station. While police did not name him, Sky News identifies the man as a former managing editor at the tabloid, Stuart Kuttner.
Kuttner retired in 2009 after 29 years at News of the World. The tabloid folded last month as owner Rupert Murdoch tried to contain the scandal.
Murdoch's British newspaper division would not confirm the arrested man's identity.
Police says the man is being questioned on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and suspicion of corruption.
Detectives investigating the scandal have arrested 10 other people. It also has led to the resignation of two of Scotland Yard's top officers amid accusations of cozy ties between police and News Internatonal.