UK police: 61-year-old arrested in phone hacking

August 10, 2011 - 8:28 AM

LONDON (AP) — London police have arrested a 61-year old man in connection with the ongoing investigation into electronic eavesdropping of voicemail messages.

The man is the 12th person arrested in the scandal tied to the defunct British tabloid, the News of the World.

Detectives have been investigating claims the newspaper illegally eavesdropped on the phone messages of celebrities, politicians and even crime victims.

Those arrested in past include Murdoch's former British newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, an ex-News of the World editor who went on to be Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief.