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Arrests Coming For Coulson And Another News Corp. Senior Journalist

Reported by Ellen - July 7, 2011 -

If News Corp. thought that shutting down their News of the World newspaper would stop the phone hacking scandal, they were, apparently, wrong. The Guardian is now reporting that Andy Coulson, a former News of the World editor and a former aide to Prime Minister David Cameron will be arrested tomorrow. The Guardian says it knows the identify of another News Corp "senior journalist" who will also be arrested soon.

From The Guardian:

Andy Coulson has been told by police that he will be arrested on Friday morning over suspicions that he knew about, or had direct involvement in, the hacking of mobile phones during his editorship of the News of the World.

The Guardian understands that a second arrest is also to be made in the next few days of a former senior journalist at the paper.

...The Guardian knows the identity of the second suspect but is witholding the name in order to avoid prejudicing the ongoing police investigation.

Coulson, who resigned as David Cameron's director of communications in January, was contacted on Thursday by detectives and asked to present himself at a police station in central London on Friday, where he will be told that he will be formally questioned under suspicion of involvement in hacking.

Stay tuned!

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