London police arrest sun journalist in e-mail-hacking probe

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News Corp. said a journalist at its Sun newspaper was arrested by London police investigating e-mail hacking at the UK tabloid.

The Sun reporter arrested at his home in north London is Rhodri Phillips, according to a person with knowledge of the matter, who couldn't be identified because the matter is private. This is the seventh person arrested as part of the Operation Tuleta probe into computer hacking, the Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement.

The police department has been investigating News Corp.'s Times newspaper in Britain over computer-hacking allegations since at least February. Parallel investigations into phone hacking, computer hacking and bribery by journalists at News Corp. publications have led to more than 60 arrests since January 2011.

Daisy Dunlop, a spokeswoman for News Corp.'s UK unit, confirmed that the man was a journalist at the Sun and declined to comment further. Police didn't indicate whether the man arrested was associated with News Corp.

An e-mail to Phillips's address at the Sun and a call to the tabloid weren't immediately returned. A home number for Phillips in north London couldn't be located on the Internet.

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