Scotland Yard investigators found evidence of a “further suspected conspiracy” — above and beyond the scope of the original phone hacking probe that led to the paper’s demise — allegedly committed by journalists who worked at the paper between 2005 and 2006, according to a report in Agence France-Presse.
“As part of the new lines of inquiry, six people were arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone communications,” said police, according to the AFP report. “All of them are journalists or former journalists.”
Specifically, the police allege the journalists — three men, aged 46, 39 and 45, and three women, aged 33, 40 and 39 — intercepted voicemails, AFP reports.
Other media reports said two of the arrested journalists currently work at The Sun, a Murdoch-owned daily.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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