Six people arrested by Operation Weeting officers

13 March 2012

New Scotland Yard

Police have today (Tuesday, 13 March) arrested six people at addresses in London, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire.

The co-ordinated arrests were made between approximately 0500 and 0700 this morning by officers from Operation Weeting, the MPS inquiry into the phone-hacking of voicemail boxes.

All six - five men and one woman - were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977.

A number of addresses connected to the arrests are being searched.

Today's operation follows consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.

Details of the arrests are as follows:

A 49 year old man was arrested at his home address in Oxfordshire and is being interviewed at a Buckinghamshire Police Station.

A 43 year old woman was arrested at her home address in Oxfordshire and is being interviewed at an Oxfordshire police station.

A 39 year old man was arrested at his home address in Hampshire and is being interviewed at a South West London police station.

A 46 year old man was arrested at his home address in West London and is being interviewed at a central London police station.

A 38 year old man was arrested at his home address in Hertfordshire and is being interviewed at a central London police station.

A 48 year old man was arrested at a business address in East London and is being interviewed at an East London police station.