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Sunday Mirror journalists arrested on suspicion of hacking

Scotland Yard says it has arrested three men and a woman.

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POLICE IN ENGLAND have arrested four journalists from Mirror Group Newspapers on suspicion of conspiring to intercept telephone voicemails.

Three men and one woman, all in their 40s and described as journalists or former journalists, were detained at separate addresses at about 6am today in south London.

Detectives say they have identified a suspected conspiracy which mainly concerns the Sunday Mirror newspaper during 2003 and 2004. They are being questioned at city police stations and searches are being carried out at a number of addresses.

The probe is being treated as a separate conspiracy to the two being investigated at the now-defunct News of the World.

It is unclear whose voicemails could have been compromised but officers said they will be making contact with the suspected victims “in due course”.

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