BRITISH POLICE HAVE arrested a man as part of their ongoing phone-hacking investigation into alleged breaches of privacy.
The 44-year-old was arrested in Suffolk, eastern England, for suspected offences under the Computer Misuse Act and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, said a statement from London’s Metropolitan Police.
He was later released on bail to return to a London police station on a date in November.
The man is the 10th person to be arrested under Operation Tuleta, a police probe into alleged computer hacking and privacy breaches.
The investigation is being carried out in tandem with inquiries into the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World tabloid.
Today’s arrest was not directly linked to any news organisation or the activities of journalists, Scotland Yard said.
Tuleta is one of three inquiries sparked by the scandal at the News of the World, which Murdoch closed in July 2011 when it emerged it had hacked the voicemails of hundreds of people including a murdered schoolgirl.
British police launched an investigation into hacking in January 2011.
They have also arrested 24 people under Operation Weeting, the core probe into voicemail hacking, and 43 under Operation Elveden, which is investigating journalists’ alleged bribery of public officials.