Sun July 17, 2011

News International Ex-Chief Brooks Reported Arrested

British broadcaster Sky News is reporting that former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks has been arrested.

According to the Associated Press, British police arrested a 43-year-old woman Sunday in the investigation of phone hacking charges by the defunct tabloid, News of the World.

Police said the woman was arrested at a London police station at noon on Sunday by appointment. She is being questioned on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and suspicion of corruption.

They would not confirm a Sky News report that the woman is Brooks, who stepped down Friday as head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers.

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