Two arrested on suspicion of unlawfully intercepting voicemail messages

05 April 2011

New Scotland Yard

Officers from the MPS's Operation Weeting team have today (5 April 2011) arrested two men on suspicion of unlawfully intercepting mobile phone voicemail messages.

The men, [A] aged 50 and [B] aged 42, were arrested after attending separate police stations in south west London by appointment.

They remain in custody for questioning after being arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977, and unlawful interception of voicemail messages, contrary to Section 1 RIPA 2000.

The Operation Weeting team is conducting the new investigation into phone hacking. It would be inappropriate to discuss any further details regarding this case at this time.